Topic: Seat Belts
Washington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017-2019 F-Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 SuperCrew Cab vehicles with carpet flooring.
If a front seat belt pretensioner deploys as the result of a crash, the sparks may ignite materials such as carpeting or insulation within the B-pillar area.
Written by Maria McClure
Fort Campbell, KY – During a recent traffic survey, the Installation Provost Marshal Office found that approximately 85.39 percent of drivers on Fort Campbell are wearing seat belts while operating a privately-owned vehicle.
As of 2017 – the latest numbers available – the national average of seat belt usage is 89.7 percent, the National Highway Safety Administration reports. In the Commonwealth of Kentucky the average is 86.8 percent and in the state of Tennessee the seat belt usage average is 88.5 percent.
“Wearing a seat belt is the No. 1 lifesaving measure that you can take when driving a vehicle,” said Lt. Nicholas Pietila, traffic supervisor for the PMO’s Traffic Management and Collision Investigations section.
Clarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for its fifth annual Seatbelts Are For Everyone (SAFE) campaign.
This statewide initiative is designed to increase seat belt usage and child passenger safety restraint usage through the implementation of occupant-protection programs, public events, and checkpoints throughout local communities across Tennessee. The SAFE campaign begins February 1st, 2018, and concludes August 1st, 2018.
2018 will be the fifth year that the THSO has sponsored the SAFE campaign.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni helps Clarksville Police Department kick off Child Passenger Safety Week
Clarksville, TN – The Citizens Police Academy Alumni provided the perfect kickoff for Child Passenger Safety Week 2017 by generously donating $1,000 worth of child safety seats to the Clarksville Police Department.
According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics car crashes are the leading cause of death for children. Every 33 seconds in 2015, one child under the age of 13 was involved in a crash.
Bad Boy Off-Road Utility Vehicles recalled by Textron Specialized Vehicles Due to Risk of Serious Injury or Death
One Death and One Injury Reported
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Textron Specialized Vehicles, Inc., of Augusta, Georgia, are announcing the recall of about 1,100 Bad Boy off-road utility vehicles. As a result of the vehicles rolling over, a 14-year-old male passenger died in Toombs County, Georgia in 2014 and, in a separate rollover incident, an adult male operator suffered a serious leg injury.
The vehicles lack seat belts, posing a risk of serious injury or death to the operator and passengers in the event of a vehicle accident.
Ford Motor Company recalls over 600,000 Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles because Front Seat Belts May Not Restrain Occupants
Washington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Ford Fusion vehicles manufactured November 2nd, 2012, to July 31st, 2014, and 2013-2015 Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured November 14th, 2012, to July 31st, 2014.
In the event of a crash, heat from the deployment of a seat belt pretensioner may cause a front seat belt anchor cable to fail.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott is reminding motorists to exercise an abundance of caution in neighborhoods and around school zones during the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. State Troopers will target speeders, distracted drivers and those who disregard stopped school buses that are loading and unloading children.
State Troopers issued 5,247 citations in school zones during the 2012-2013 school year. That’s up from 3,856 citations issued in 2011-12. Last year’s citations included 759 speeding violations and two citations for passing a stopped school bus.
Clarksville Police Department celebrates 30 years of Seat Belt Enforcement during National “Click it or Ticket” campaign
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to increase seat belt enforcement from May 23rd to June 5th, surrounding of one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.
“If you ask the family members of those unrestrained people who were killed in crashes, they’ll tell you—they wish their loved ones had buckled up,” said Lt. Philip Ashby. “The bottom line is that seat belts save lives. If these enforcement crackdowns get people’s attention and get them to buckle up, then we’ve done our job. There is no good excuse for not wearing a seat belt.”
Knoxville, TN – In 2014, 21,022 motor vehicle passengers lost their lives. Tragically some of these deaths could have been prevented if the passenger had been wearing a seat belt. Seat belts save lives.
Yet, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research found nearly 1 in 5 drivers (17.8%) report having driven without wearing their seat belt in the past 30 days; nearly one-fifth (15.2%) report doing this more than once, and more than 1 in 20 (5.6%) report driving without a seat belt fairly often or regularly.
Clarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will be partnering with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office for the 2016 Seatbelts Are For Everyone (SAFE) campaign.
The SAFE campaign is designed to increase seat belt and child passenger safety restraint usage in Tennessee. Law enforcement agencies participate in the campaign by planning and implementing occupant protection initiatives in their communities.
This is the third year that the Governor’s Highway Safety Office has sponsored this campaign.
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