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AAA Says Drivers Who Use Alcohol, Marijuana have Risky Driving Behaviors

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – People who use both alcohol and marijuana are some of the most dangerous drivers on the road – they are significantly more likely to speed, text, intentionally run red lights, and drive aggressively than those who don’t, according to data from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

They also are far more likely to report driving under the influence of alcohol than those who consume only alcohol and not marijuana.

AAA Says Drivers Who Use Alcohol and Marijuana have Risky Driving Behaviors. (AAA)

AAA Says Drivers Who Use Alcohol and Marijuana have Risky Driving Behaviors. (AAA)

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AAA Survey shows Men Are More Aggressive Behind the Wheel

 

AAANashville, TN – Data gathered by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety confirms the perception that men tend to speed, tailgate, merge dangerously, and make rude gestures or honk at other drivers more than women.

The survey finds that women also admit to some dangerous driving habits, such as running red lights. Overall, younger male and female drivers tend to be more aggressive than older drivers. With everyday stress already compounded by the pandemic and now the holiday season, which can elevate tensions on the road, AAA urges motorists to keep their cool and avoid dangerous driving habits.

AAA urges motorists to keep their cool as research shows differences between men and women regarding aggressive driving behavior. (AAA)

AAA urges motorists to keep their cool as research shows differences between men and women regarding aggressive driving behavior. (AAA)

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AAA Offers Free Resources, Tips for Traveling During the Pandemic

 

AAANashville, TN – The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic can be very confusing for travelers. As Tennesseans look to Labor Day and the upcoming autumn and holiday seasons, many are still questioning how the pandemic will affect the various elements of their trip.

In addition to its expert team of travel advisors who are able to help travelers make their travel plans with confidence, AAA has also rolled out a variety of free resources to give travelers some peace-of-mind.

AAA expects the majority of Labor Day travelers to take a road trip

AAA expects the majority of Labor Day travelers to take a road trip

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AAA says Drivers Know It’s Wrong, But Many Do It Anyway

 

AAA Foundation for Traffic SafetyWashington, D.C. – The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s latest research finds drivers who have been in at least one crash in the past two years are significantly more likely to engage in risky behaviors like speeding or texting, even when they think the police may catch them.

After three months of staying at home, AAA urges drivers to keep everyone safe on the roads and warns motorists against falling back into dangerous driving habits.

New research shows crash-involved drivers admit to risky driving behaviors. (AAA)

New research shows crash-involved drivers admit to risky driving behaviors. (AAA)

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MCSO, CPD, THP conduct Distracted Driving Bus Tour

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – On February 26th, 2020, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), Clarksville Police Department (CPD), and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) conducted a traffic safety bus tour .

Law enforcement rode in an unmarked bus and after observing traffic violations, communicated to ground units to initiate traffic stops.

They conducted 51 traffic stops during the safety campaign.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), Clarksville Police Department (CPD), and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) conducted a traffic safety bus tour on February 26th.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), Clarksville Police Department (CPD), and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) conducted a traffic safety bus tour on February 26th.

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Crossing guards visit Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts, want Safer School Zones

 

Crossing guards message: “Slow down, get off the phone, pay attention”

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department continues to focus on enforcement of traffic laws in school zones and around school buses.

It only takes a few moments of conversation with school crossing guards to understand the depth of the problem. Three guards — Raphaela Velasquez, Vanna Gibson and Barbie Hemmingsen — recently visited Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts to appeal for help in getting drivers to behave in school zones.

Clarksville Crossing Guards, from left, Vanna Gibson, Raphaela Velasquez and Barbie Hemmingsen recently visited City Hall to appeal for community help in getting drivers to behave in school zones.

Clarksville Crossing Guards, from left, Vanna Gibson, Raphaela Velasquez and Barbie Hemmingsen recently visited City Hall to appeal for community help in getting drivers to behave in school zones.

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Clarksville Police report Gregory Pierre-Louis charged in Fatal Crash

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police have charged Gregory Pierre-Louis in conjunction in a crash resulting in the death of an unborn child and injuries to the occupants of a 2011 Nissan Sentra on March 3rd, 2019 around 9:40pm.

The crash occurred in the area of Purple Heart Highway and Evans Road. A 2008 Honda Civic driven by Gregory Pierre-Louis was traveling east on Purple Heart Highway. A 2011 Nissan Sentra driven by a 37 year old woman with a female juvenile passenger was traveling west on Purple Heart Highway.

Gregory Pierre-Louis

Gregory Pierre-Louis

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Clarksville Police reminds public of New School Year, Prepare for School Traffic

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department reminds everyone that a new school year is about to begin, so it is time to put our thinking caps back on and pay attention to school zones, added pedestrian traffic, and those big yellow buses transporting the children.

Law enforcement will be out in full force to ensure motorists are following the rules of the road in school zones and along the bus route paths.

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AAA reports Deadly Behaviors of Teen Drivers

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – AAA says that over the past five years, nearly 3,500 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the 100 Deadliest Days, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, when the number of crash fatalities involving a teen driver historically rise.

New crash data from 2013-2017 reveals major factors contributing to fatal teen crashes during the summer driving period.

Fatal teen crash rates show drinking and driving, speeding and distraction are among top killers on the road during summer. (AAA)

Fatal teen crash rates show drinking and driving, speeding and distraction are among top killers on the road during summer. (AAA)

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office asks public help in locating Four Persons with Warrants

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Public is being asked to help the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office locate four individuals with outstanding warrants.

MCSO is looking for Joshua David Shandle (eight warrants), Shaun Austin Swift (five warrants), Shawnquavious Kiwane Kelly (three warrants), and Tiffany Dawn Miller (three warrants).

If anyone recognizes any of these individuals please call Criminal Warrants at 931.648.0611 ext. 13200.

Joshua David Shandle, Shaun Austin Swift, Shawnquavious Kiwane Kelly, and Tiffany Dawn Miller are wanted by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

Joshua David Shandle, Shaun Austin Swift, Shawnquavious Kiwane Kelly, and Tiffany Dawn Miller are wanted by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

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