Topic: Tennessee Highway Safety Office
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) has joined AAA – The Auto Club Group to offer the Reduce TN Crashes Scholarship Award.
The THSO has partnered with AAA – The Auto Club Group to provide one high school senior the opportunity to earn a $3,000 scholarship by working with the THSO’s Reduce TN Crashes program to improve driver safety within their local community.
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.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Traffic Safety Task Force was recently recognized by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office for their work in traffic safety.
The Task Force received the Directors Award at the Life Savers Conference on Thursday, September 5th, 2019 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
The Directors Award is presented to an individual or group who exemplify an exceptional performance of passion and dedication to saving lives.
Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell Traffic Management and Collision Investigations, Installation Provost Marshal Office traffic supervisor Lt. Nicholas Pietila says distracted driving is the No. 1 cause of collisions on the installation.
“There are about 25 roadway collisions on post each week, the majority of which are caused by distracted driving, or it’s a contributing factor,” Pietila said.
Distractions are anything that take the driver’s attention away from the task of operating a motor vehicle safely. Among the most dangerous distractions is texting while driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Clarksville, TN – In Clarksville for 2018, the Clarksville Police Department reports that there were 106 motorcycle crashes, with 76 injured, four fatalities, and 39 property damage crashes.
In 2019, as of May 8th, CPD had 29 motorcycle crashes, with 19 injured, 0 fatalities, and 10 property damage crashes. Even though there have been no fatalities for 2019, two of the crashes resulted in the riders having life altering injuries and are still hospitalized.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department (CPD) 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.
Clarksville Police Department (CPD)
Clarksville, TN – In an effort to educate the public and promote safer driving habits, the Clarksville Police Department has compiled some statistics related to motor vehicle crashes for 2018 in the city limits of Clarksville.
The 2018 estimates for population within the city limits of Clarksville is approximately 153,000 and with inclusion of the county, pushes the population directly influencing traffic within city limits to about 200,000.
Clarksville Police Department (CPD), Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO)
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office are partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for its annual Seatbelts Are For Everyone (SAFE) campaign.
This statewide initiative is designed to increase seatbelt usage and child passenger safety restraint usage through the implementation of occupant-protection programs, public events, and checkpoints throughout local communities across Tennessee.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Traffic Safety Task Force was recognized by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for their ongoing commitment and dedication to highway traffic safety.
THSO Law Enforcement Liaison Tony Burnett presented the Task Force with a plaque during their annual Middle Tennessee District meeting held in Bell Buckle on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018.
Members of the Task Force were also recognized for individual achievements. Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Adam Simpkins received a Trooper of the Year Award for District 3.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO)
Clarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) joined the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to help kickoff Operation Incognito on November 13th, 2018.
The Operation Incognito campaign was developed as part of a statewide distracted driving enforcement initiative and promoted National Traffic Incident Response Week, which occurs November 11th–17th, 2018.
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