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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to promote Motorcycle Safety Awareness in May

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will be partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to promote motorcycle safety during the month of May, which is nationally recognized as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

Agencies participate by providing information and increasing awareness in their communities about the importance of sharing the road and looking twice for motorcyclists.

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

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Clarksville Police participate in 716th MP Battalion Summer Safety Day

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On May 6th, 2016, Clarksville Police Traffic Unit Officers were invited to participate in the 716th MP Battalion Summer Safety Day.

The battalion and their families trained on many topics including Motorcycle Safety, Impaired Driving, Distracted driving, Occupant protection, and Speed awareness. With this event, Fort Campbell is implementing a proactive way of creating a culture of safety, and CPD were excited to be a part of it.

716th MP Battalion Summer Safety Day

716th MP Battalion Summer Safety Day

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Fort Campbell 716th Military Police Battalion Soldiers focus on Safety

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 716th Military Police Battalion, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, participated in a battalion safety training exercise May 1st at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

The battalion and their Families trained on many topics, including vehicle safety, safe alcohol use and the value of life.

Subject matter experts from the battalion and partners from Fort Campbell and Clarksville led the training.

Officer Melissa Spielhagen, with the Clarksville Police Department fatal crash investigations, trains Soldiers from the 716th Military Police Battalion on alcohol safety May 1, 2015, at Fort Campbell, Ky. She used a real-life example of a fatal crash that involved alcohol to demonstrate the importance of not driving after drinking. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Officer Melissa Spielhagen, with the Clarksville Police Department fatal crash investigations, trains Soldiers from the 716th Military Police Battalion on alcohol safety May 1, 2015, at Fort Campbell, Ky. She used a real-life example of a fatal crash that involved alcohol to demonstrate the importance of not driving after drinking. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office gives Tips for Motorcyclist Safety

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOMontgomery County, TN – After several recent motorcycle crashes, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to be more aware of motorcycle riders and help ensure motorist safety.

“Now that the weather has improved, more riders are getting out on their bikes, and people may not be used to seeing them,” said Sgt. Jimmy Brown. “Drivers should retrain themselves to be more aware of these smaller vehicles.”

Brown said there were 150 motorcycle wrecks in Montgomery County in 2014.

1987 Chevy Nova turned in front of an oncoming 2008 Harley Motorcycle on Madison Street. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

1987 Chevy Nova turned in front of an oncoming 2008 Harley Motorcycle on Madison Street. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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Fort Campbell soldiers train Motorcycle Safety; Teddy Bear Run

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Office

5th Special Forces GroupFort Campbell, KY – The thunder of motorcycle engines rolls across a parking lot as Soldiers with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), as well as Soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), train on motorcycle safety.

“Motorcycle safety is very important because it is a dangerous hobby, you have to take precautions,” said Staff Sgt. Elain Colon, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the water section for the Group Support Battalion, 5th SFG (A). “In the Army, we care about Soldiers, we want them in formation tomorrow morning, so we put a system in place – the Motor Cycle Safety Program teaches different levels of skills to ensure our Soldiers are properly trained while riding a motorcycle and also properly equipped with safety gear.”

A Soldier with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), shakes the hand of a patient of the Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial of Nashville, Sept. 26, 2014, while conducting a “teddy bear run.” The Soldiers rode from Fort Campbell to deliver teddy bears to the patients of the hospital in an attempt to brighten their day. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 5th SFG (A) Public Affairs)

A Soldier with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), shakes the hand of a patient of the Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial of Nashville, Sept. 26, 2014, while conducting a “teddy bear run.” The Soldiers rode from Fort Campbell to deliver teddy bears to the patients of the hospital in an attempt to brighten their day. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 5th SFG (A) Public Affairs)

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Tennessee Department of Health says wearing Helmets Saves Lives and Money

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Traumatic brain injury can occur as a result of any head injury. Whether it is a fall from a bicycle or a motorcycle crash, a sports concussion or a head trauma to one of our brave veterans from an explosion on the battlefield, the delicate brain can suffer significant after affects. Many of these injuries can be prevented.

During observances of Brain Injury Awareness Month, the Department of Health is reminding Tennesseans of the importance of wearing helmets while riding motorcycles and bicycles to help prevent brain injuries. Tennessee ranks number six in the nation for lives saved and economic costs saved due to helmet use, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell Currahees emphasize Motorcycle Safety Awareness

 

Written by Sgt. Kimberly Menzies
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe CurraheesFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, participated in a 4th BCT Motorcycle Safety Awareness class as part of the brigade’s observance of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, May 15th, 2013 at Fort Campbell, KY.

Approximately 30 motorcycle owners representing all the battalions and various levels of rider experience within the brigade, assembled with their personally owned motorcycles to discuss safe practices when operating a motorcycle.

Soldiers with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, begin to put on their personal protective equipment in preparation for inspection, May 15, 2013, as part of the brigade's observance of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly K. Menzies, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Soldiers with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, begin to put on their personal protective equipment in preparation for inspection, May 15, 2013, as part of the brigade’s observance of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly K. Menzies, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Motorcycle Operator Safety Training Legislation Introduced in Tennessee

 

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts also speaks to 4th Graders at Minglewood Elementary School

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) has introduced legislation to require those individuals under the age of 18 who are applying for a motorcycle operator’s license to complete a state approved training course prior to receiving their license.

This measure is the result of a recent study completed by the Tennessee Department of Safety, a bill also sponsored by Rep. Pitts in 2012, that shows motorcycle injuries and fatalities are up sharply in the state.

State Representative Joe Pitts speaking to 4th graders at Minglewood Elementary School.

State Representative Joe Pitts speaking to 4th graders at Minglewood Elementary School.

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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts Legislation updates and responding to Online Petitions

 

“BWC 5 Act” advances and Motorcycle safety study bill set for House floor vote

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – This is the next in a series of updates regarding legislation filed by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) for the second session of the 107th General Assembly.

I have recently been receiving thousands of e-mails from constituents and others signing online petitions for various issues.  I am receiving the e-mails but cannot respond to you due to security issues within our system.

If you want to discuss a bill or your thoughts on any legislation currently before us, please email me directly at   If you or someone you know wants to receive weekly updates, please also email or contact me directly.  I apologize for any confusion this situation may cause. «Read the rest of this article»

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Be Army Safe, Army Strong with the Fort Campbell Garrison 2011 Spring and Summer Safety Campaign

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – In a little more than a week the Fort Campbell Garrison Safety Office will launch the 2011 Spring/Summer Safety campaign. This campaign will stress the importance of proactive, prevention-focused risk mitigation during the spring and summer months.

Everyone knows that with the change of the season so changes the safety hazards. The Garrison Commander’s goal is to not have one Soldier, Civilian or Family member killed or injured due to an accident.

Historically the next six months are a time when off-duty fatalities escalate, particularly for those not wearing seatbelts in privately owned vehicles and for those operating motorcycles. «Read the rest of this article»

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