Topic: Traffic Fatalities
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) has announced the preliminary figures indicating the state has recorded 1,047 traffic fatalities in 2018.
That’s a 2.2 percent increase in vehicular deaths on Tennessee roadways compared to 2017, when there were 1,024 traffic fatalities.
Tennessee State Troopers to Utilize Data-Driven Enforcement to Reduce Traffic Fatalities
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a variety of traffic safety tools and utilize data-driven enforcement during the Fourth of July holiday period to help reduce serious injury and fatal crashes across the state. The traffic safety campaign will begin at 12:01am on Friday, July 3rd and conclude at midnight on Sunday, July 5th.
Twelve people were killed in Tennessee during last year’s 96-hour Fourth of July holiday period. That’s down from the 19 vehicular deaths during the 2013 July 4th holiday. Of last year’s 12 traffic fatalities, seven were vehicle occupants and five were motorcyclists. Four (57%) of the individuals killed were not wearing seat belts and three of the traffic deaths were alcohol-related.
Tennessee Government announces 2014 Traffic Fatality Figures, Strategic Highway Safety Plan for 2015
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer has announced the preliminary number of traffic fatalities in Tennessee last year and the state’s strategic highway safety plan for 2015.
The 2014 traffic fatality numbers include vehicular deaths reported by all Tennessee law enforcement agencies.
Early figures indicate there were 961 vehicular deaths on Tennessee roadways in 2014. That’s the second lowest traffic fatality number since 1963 and the fifth time traffic deaths have dipped below 1,000 since that year. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a “No Refusal” traffic safety enforcement campaign during the 2014 New Year’s Eve holiday period, beginning at 12:01am, Wednesday, December 31st and concluding at 11:59pm, Sunday, January 4th.
State troopers will perform saturation patrols, seat belt, sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints and bar/tavern checks during the holiday.
The state statute regarding “No Refusal” allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers. «Read the rest of this article»
Montgomery County had One Non-alcohol related Fatality
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol today announced a decline in traffic fatalities during this year’s Fourth of July holiday period.
Early estimates indicate seven people were killed in traffic crashes across the state during the 96-hour holiday – a decrease from the 19 vehicular deaths during the 2013 Fourth of July period.
This year’s holiday vehicular fatalities included five vehicle occupants and two motorcyclists. Three of the victims (60%) were not wearing seat belts and one of the fatalities was alcohol-related.
Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security takes action to Curb Traffic Fatalities in Tennessee
Nashville, TN – The commissioners of the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) today announced specific actions their agencies are taking to help curb the number of traffic fatalities in Tennessee.
As of October 17th, there have been 800 people killed on Tennessee roadways in 2013. That is the same number of fatalities this same time last year.
TDOT Commissioner John Schroer announced his department will display the daily traffic fatality figures on its dynamic message boards across the state. This figure will be updated each weekday and will be compared to the number of fatalities on the same date in 2012. «Read the rest of this article»
Traffic Fatalities Decline Nearly 14% In First Six Months Of 2013
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott today announced the preliminary number of traffic fatalities on state roadways have decreased by nearly 14 percent (13.8%) for the first six months of 2013, compared to the same time period in 2012.
The THP reported 436 people died in traffic crashes in Tennessee from January 1st through June 30th, 2013. That is 70 fewer than the 506 vehicular fatalities that occurred during the same dates in 2012. Please note these figures include vehicular fatalities reported by all law enforcement agencies across the state. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – During the week of June 17th thru June 21st citizen can expect an increased presence of the Clarksville Police Department on Tiny Town Road. Tiny Town Road has had 6 fatality crashes since 2009.
In order to change driving habits on Tiny Town Road the Clarksville Police Department will have additional Officers in the area between 7:00am and 9:00pm concentrating on speeding and other violations that have contributed to the crashes in this area.
Preliminary Figures Show Decline in Fatal Crashes
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and Tennessee Highway Patrol today announced a decline in traffic fatalities during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period.
Preliminary figures indicate eight people were killed in traffic crashes on state roadways during the 78-hour holiday enforcement, which ran from 6:00pm, Friday, May 24th through 11:59pm, Monday, May 27th. «Read the rest of this article»
Lowest Number of Traffic Fatalities since 1963
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security officials today announced preliminary figures indicating the state has recorded the fewest number of traffic fatalities in 48 years. In 2011, there were 947 traffic-related deaths on Tennessee roadways, representing the lowest figure since 1963 when 941 people were killed as a result of a crash.
Last year’s preliminary number of 947 traffic deaths marks just the third time in 48 years vehicular fatalities have dipped below 1,000. Since 2006, Tennessee traffic fatalities have declined by 26.2 percent, including a drop in fatalities involving large trucks (34.5%), pedalcyclists (28.6%), motorcyclists (19.1%) and pedestrians (4.5%). «Read the rest of this article»
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