Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Byclcle and Pedestrian guide is now available

An informative guide listing laws concerning pedestrians and bicyclists is available from the Tennessee Highway Safety office at:

It lists eight laws pertaining to bicycles and six more pertaining to pedestrians. Download it at:


http://tntrafficsafety.org/sites/default/files/thso_bicyclepedestrianguide5.pdf

Friday, August 5, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

June Fatalities on our Roadways

During the month of June, 76 persons lost their lives on our roadways.

10 died or were killed in alcohol related crashes.

9 died in drug related crashes. Some of the crashes involved both alcohol and drugs.

Remember to drive defensively and take care during every drive.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Stay safe

Please drive defensively and leave plenty of room to brake during the heavy traffic on Memorial Day. Safe the memories for fallen soldiers, sailers and Marines, not traffic fatalities.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Think about this

In 1963 there were 1.5 million licensed drivers in Tennessee.
In 2014, there were 4.7 million.

In 1963 there were 941 traffic fatalities.
In 2014, there were 963.


We have 3 times as many drivers and about the same number of fatalities.

Sometimes, we get frustrated, but the reality is, we do pretty well.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Lane Departures and Fatal Crashes

Fatalities are up this year with 345 persons killed on our roadways this year as compared to 313 at this time last year. That's a 9% increase at this point. That's not good!

What's going on?  We can't blame the departure of Kendell Poole and Jim Camp forever, can we?

140 of the 345 fatal crashes included one particular factor. They included a driver failing to maintain a lane of travel. 

That's 40% of fatal crashes! That's a lot of death and destruction!

Why are so many people leaving their lanes? Perhaps we need to start looking at lane departure as a danger like DUI.

Defense attorneys often ask officers on the stand all the excuses they have ever heard for people leaving their lane. They aren't all under the influence. They are dangerous!