Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) plans to increase patrols and utilize a variety of traffic safety enforcement tools to reduce the number of serious injury and fatal crashes across the state during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period. The THP will conduct saturation patrols, seat belt and sobriety checkpoints, as well as increased visibility on high-crash corridors throughout the summer to reduce serious injury and fatal crashes.
“Memorial Day signals the start of summer travel,” said Colonel Matt Perry. “We are coming out of a pandemic that created severe and unique challenges for us all. With this, we see traffic fatalities on the rise. Now that more vehicles are getting back on the road, we need you now more than ever to drive safe.”
Washington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2011-2019 Corolla, 2011-2013 Matrix, 2012-2018 Avalon, and 2013-2018 Avalon Hybrid vehicles.
During certain crashes, the air bag electronic control unit (ECU) may malfunction, possibly disabling the deployment of the air bags and/or seat belt pretensioners.
Nashville, TN – On Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) announced a significant increase in the state’s overall seat belt usage rate, compared to previous years.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Reminds Motorists to Make Safe Choices During the St. Patrick’s Day Holiday
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) reminds motorists to buckle up and drive sober during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.
State troopers will utilize traffic safety enforcement tools including saturation patrols and sobriety and seat belt checkpoints, to help reduce serious injury and fatal crashes during the holiday weekend.
The St. Patrick’s Day holiday enforcement period starts at midnight, Saturday, March 17th, and ends on March 18th at 11:59pm.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit and Patrol Officers had a busy weekend charging 12 people with DUI, February 9th-11th, 2018.
Five were charged after traffic crashes, three were charged when a driver was found asleep or passed out at the wheel on the roadway or drive thru, one driver ran over a curb, two were traffic infractions—speeding and failure to obey traffic signal, and in one incident the driver almost hit several cars.
Clarksville, TN – On January 26th, 2018 – January 27th, 2018 between the hours of 8:00pm and 4:00am, the Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office conducted a DUI checkpoint and saturation patrols to find and remove impaired drivers from the streets of Clarksville.
During this time, there were 169 charges issued.
Clarksville, TN – On January 18th, 2018, Clarksville Police responded to a vehicle accident at Crossland Avenue and Talley Drive where a 55 year old man driving a 1999 Ford Ranger was hit by a a 2011 GMC Sierra driven by an 18 year old male.
On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018, around 3:00pm, the 18 year old driver of the GMC Sierra, Vintavious LaMorris Williams, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail.
Clarksville, TN – On Friday, April 7th through Saturday, April 8th, 2017 between the hours of 8:00pm and 4:00am, the Clarksville Police Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol conducted a DUI Checkpoint and saturation patrol to find and remove impaired drivers from the streets of Clarksville.
During this time, there were 97 vehicles stopped and 149 individuals charged.
Clarksville Police Department Checkpoint and Saturation Patrol Statistics from December 30th and 31st
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department conducted Checkpoint and impaired driving saturation patrols on December 30th and 31st, 2016, which were partially funded by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office.
During this time, there were 183 vehicles stopped and 173 individuals charged.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department conducted impaired driving saturation patrols on September 2nd and 3rd, 2016, which was partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
Total number of vehicles through the Checkpoint (400 block of Dover Road) from September 2nd, 2016 11:00pm to September 3rd, 2016 1:00am were 327. Saturation patrols took place in the City of Clarksville from 2:00am until 4:00am.
During this time, there were 238 vehicles stopped and 229 individuals charged.
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