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Dodging the Roadkill: Reading Traffic

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – One of the first things I ever noticed about riding a motorcycle was what I saw other drivers doing behind the wheel.  Having to be so aware of my surroundings, I’m able to see what other motorists are doing, BESIDES driving their vehicle.

I guess it’s just the nature of the beast.  You MUST keep your eyes out for danger.  I learned very quickly that most all of the other traffic was driving distracted.  And I don’t just mean the cell phone.  

Everything from putting on makeup, to holding a sandwich in one hand and a drink in the other.  It just seems to be the way of the world, that we must be “multi tasking” while driving.  It sucks for bikers!  

Driving in Traffic. (Brett Sayles, Pexels)

Driving in Traffic. (Brett Sayles, Pexels)

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Fort Campbell to test Wireless Emergency Alert on Integrated Public Alert and Warning System on April 3rd

 

Fort Campbell Emergency Operations Center

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Installation Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will run a Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) test on the Integrated Public Alerting and Warning System (IPAWS) on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 at 1:00pm, weather permitting.

The test message will display on mobile devices as an “Emergency Alert.” The body of the text message will state the following: “Test. Test. This is only a Test from Fort Campbell Emergency Operations Center.”

The WEA is a one-way message from IPAWS and is similar to a text message. WEA messages are 90 characters or less, and will show the type and time of the alert, any action you should take, and the agency issuing the alert.

The messages are free – no charges for air time, message fees, etc. – and not a service someone needs to sign up for.

Fort Campbell Emergency Operations Center to test Integrated Public Alert and Warning System - Wireless Emergency Alert on April 3rd at 1:00pm. (Sam Shore)

Fort Campbell Emergency Operations Center to test Integrated Public Alert and Warning System – Wireless Emergency Alert on April 3rd at 1:00pm. (Sam Shore)

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Fort Campbell to Test Integrated Public Alert and Warning System – Wireless Emergency Alert

 

Fort Campbell Emergency Operations Center

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will test the Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS) – Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) at 1:00pm Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 depending on weather.

The test message will say “Test Test This is only a test from Fort Campbell Emergency Operations Center.”

The WEA is a one-way message from IPAWS and is similar to a text message. The messages are free – no charges for air time, message fees, etc. – and not a service someone needs to sign up for.

Fort Campbell Emergency Operations Center to test Integrated Public Alert and Warning System - Wireless Emergency Alert today at 1:00pm. (Sam Shore)

Fort Campbell Emergency Operations Center to test Integrated Public Alert and Warning System – Wireless Emergency Alert today at 1:00pm. (Sam Shore)

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Dodging the Roadkill: A Step In The Right Direction

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Earlier this month, the new Motorcycle Advisory Council held its first meeting.  The “MAC” was created to support and advise the Federal Highway Administration on reducing motorcycle fatalities and improving infrastructure across the country.

The ten member committee held its meeting in Arlington, VA, and is comprised of experts in a variety of motorcycle and infrastructure topics.  The day long meeting was to discuss work zone improvements, roundabouts, roadside hardware, crash testing and other topics.

Bikers at a Traffic Light.

Bikers at a Traffic Light.

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Clarksville Police report Clown Robbery Turns Out to Be False Report

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Friday, October 27th, 2017 around 3:45pm, Clarksville Police responded to a robbery call which occurred at the 2300 block of Madison Street.

According to the victim, Alexander Raygoza, he was parked in a business parking lot when a man in a clown mask, with a ski mask underneath, opened the passenger side door and sat inside of the vehicle. The clown had a knife with a wooden handle and asked for anything of value.

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Dodging the Roadkill: Dear Mr. Truck Driver

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Don’t be misled by the title of this post. I’m not about to start “bashing” truck drivers.

First of all, I appreciate what you do. This country can’t do anything without you. You spend long hours behind the wheel, many days away from your family, and you get no respect.

You drive HUGE machines all over this country and have to deal with all the idiots out there. Trust me, I’m a biker, I know a thing or two about all the idiots out there.

When I started this journey, I quickly noticed that EVERYBODY on the road, and I mean, EVERYBODY, is distracted. The cell phone will kill us all.

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Dodging the Roadkill: The Battle Is Real – Bikers vs Cagers

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – The battle lines were drawn many years ago.  Motorcycles and cars.  

Who owns the road?  

Well, nobody “owns” the road, and we need to show each other some respect.  And that’s the rub!  For whatever reason, we just don’t seem to like each other.

Before I owned a motorcycle, I must admit, motorcycles intimidated me.  If I saw them approaching me from behind, I got the HELL out of the way.  It was almost like an “uh oh, here they come” moment.  

Not all motorists like or respect motorcycles.  A lot of them just flat out hate them and will do whatever it takes to make their life miserable.  Hence the ongoing battle between the two, and the conflict can result in tragedy.

Motorcycle on the Road

Motorcycle on the Road

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Clarksville Police reports Two People arrested for Saturday’s Aggravated Robbery

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department was looking for two people in connection to a Saturday robbery.

The persons of interest were located and taken in custody by Nashville Metro Police Department and have been transported and charged in connection with the robbery of a 35 year old woman in Clarksville.

On Sunday, May 14th, 2017 Detective Reed responded to an especially aggravated robbery at the dead end of North Edgewood Drive.

Clarksville Police report persons in this photo have been found and arrested for especially aggravated robbery.

Clarksville Police report persons in this photo have been found and arrested for especially aggravated robbery.

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Legislation to Protect Elderly and Vulnerable Adults from Financial Exploitation Being Considered

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Two major bills to protect elderly and vulnerable adults from financial exploitation are moving through House Committees.  House Bill 304 will be heard in the House Government Operations Committee this week, and House Bill 1064 is the House Calendar and Rules Committee.  

This legislation gives securities officials and financial institutions the tools they need to help detect and prevent financial exploitation of those age 65 and older and vulnerable adults with diminished capacity.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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AAA reports that Almost All Tennessee Drivers say Texting While Driving is Dangerous

 

AAAKnoxville, TN – More than 102,000 traffic crashes have been caused by distracted drivers in Tennessee in just the past five years, AAA reports. In recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, AAA warns drivers to put it down, don’t text and drive and avoid any activities that divert attention from the primary driving task.

Any distractions could endanger a driver, passengers, or others sharing the road including bicyclists or pedestrians.

Texting while drive is a serious, life-threatening practice is preventable. Be safe behind the wheel - be social off the road.

Texting while drive is a serious, life-threatening practice is preventable. Be safe behind the wheel – be social off the road.

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