Washington, 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.
Nashville, 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.
Nashville, 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.
Washington, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Crossing guards message: “Slow down, get off the phone, pay attention”
Clarksville, 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, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Washington, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
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