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AAA reports Wrong Way Driving steadily getting worse

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – Fatal wrong-way driving crashes on our nation’s highways are a persistent and devastating threat that is only getting worse.  

According to the latest data analysis from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, there were 2,008 deaths from wrong-way driving crashes on divided highways between 2015 and 2018, an average of approximately 500 deaths a year. 

AAA and NTSB Warn of Climbing Rate of Fatal Wrong-Way Crashes. (AAA)

AAA and NTSB Warn of Climbing Rate of Fatal Wrong-Way Crashes. (AAA)

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Marsha Blackburn, Chuck Grassley, Colleagues Probe Extensive Criminal History of Obama-Biden Era Dreamer Charged with Deaths of Four Police Motorcycle Club Members

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This past week, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in investigating how a Mexican national illegally in the United States was never removed despite having a history of violent and illegal behavior that culminated in the deaths of four law enforcement motorcycle club members.

Ivan Robles Navejas is charged with causing a head-on collision with members of the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club in July, killing four riders and injuring several others. He was allegedly intoxicated at the time of the collision, and had previously faced assault, drunk driving and resisting arrest charges dating back to 2013.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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AAA says Distraction Tops Drivers’ List of Growing Dangers on the Road

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – Distracted driving tops drivers’ list of growing dangers on the road, according to a new survey from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

The proportion of drivers who report talking on a cell phone regularly or fairly often when behind the wheel jumped 46 percent since 2013. Nearly half (49 percent) of drivers report recently talking on a hand-held phone while driving and nearly 35 percent have sent a text or email.

AAA survey shows most people think distracted driving is on the rise.

AAA survey shows most people think distracted driving is on the rise.

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Clarksville Police Department partners with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to Increase Drunk Driving Enforcement during Labor Day Weekend

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, a time for our country to reflect on the hard work of our fellow Americans. The long weekend is typically celebrated through picnics, pool parties, and barbecues, as families and friends enjoy the last few days of summer before fall and winter approach.

Sadly, the Labor Day holiday is also one of the deadliest, with drunk drivers endangering themselves and others on America’s roadways. This year, Clarksville Police Department is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to stop drunk drivers and help save lives.

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AAA offers Tow to Go Program this St. Patrick’s Day

 

AAA - Traffic Safety FoundationKnoxville, TN – In 2015, 30 people (25% of all crash fatalities) were killed in drunk-driving crashes over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday period, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

During post-party hours, between midnight and 5:59am, nearly a third of crash fatalities involved drunk drivers. 

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day holiday Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day holiday Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

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Clarksville Police Department to step up DUI Enforcement during the Holiday Season

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to enhance drunk-driving enforcement from December 15th to January 1st, surrounding the holiday season. The statewide Booze It and Lose It campaign is part of a national mobilization to prevent drunk driving.

Officers of the Clarksville Police Department will be out in force in an effort to save lives over the holiday season.

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Clarksville Police 2016 Student Traffic Awareness Training Classes finished in October

 

Why STAT Class is Important

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – For the past several years, Misty Mackens and the Clarksville Police Department’s Traffic Unit, with the assistance of Stephanie Rutherford and the Citizens Police Academy Alumni (CPAA), have hosted Student Traffic Awareness Training (STAT) classes for teens between the ages of 15 and 19.

There are usually three classes per year in the months of May, August, and October. The classes are held on Saturdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm and the classes are free to attend.

Clarksville Police 2016 STAT Class

Clarksville Police 2016 STAT Class

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam To Call Special Session To Prevent Loss of $60 Million in Federal Highway Funds

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced he will call an “extraordinary session” of the 109th General Assembly to consider legislation preventing the loss of $60 million in federal highway funds after the U.S. Department of Transportation deemed the state out of compliance with a federal “zero tolerance” drunk driving statute.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Clarksville Police Department Increases DUI Enforcement During Statewide Initiative

 

“Booze It & Lose It” Sweeps Tennessee to Prevent Alcohol-Related Crashes

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to increase DUI enforcement across Tennessee from August 19th to Labor Day as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s nationwide mobilization against drunk driving.

In 2015, Tennessee lost 239 lives to alcohol-related traffic crashes, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s TITAN Division. Thus far in 2016, Tennessee has experienced 118 alcohol-related fatalities.

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AAA says Declare a Designated Driver this Fourth of July Weekend

 

Tow to Go Program Available All Holiday Weekend

AAATampa, FL – Independence Day traditionally ranks as one of the year’s deadliest holidays due to drunk-driving crashes.

The most recent data available from the 2014 holiday weekend revealed that 164 people were killed in crashes involving at least one driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. That number represents almost half (41%) of all crash fatalities for the entire holiday weekend.

Celebrate Independence Day Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

Celebrate Independence Day Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

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