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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Halloween safety
Seven people were killed in traffic crashes in Tennessee during last year’s Halloween period between Tuesday, October 30 through Thursday, November 1. And so the Tennessee Highway Patrol is urging all motorists to drive cautiously, buckle up, never drive distracted and don’t drink and drive this Halloween. One of the seven vehicular fatalities during last year’s Halloween period involved an unrestrained vehicle occupant. Two motorcyclists were killed, but there were zero alcohol-related traffic deaths. Last year, troopers wrote 398 speeding and 83 distracted driving citations and arrested nine individuals on DUI charges in Tennessee on Halloween. There have been 104 pedestrian fatalities in Tennessee this year. That’s nine more pedestrian deaths then at this time last year. “There is simply zero tolerance for drunk, distracted or unrestrained drivers. We will be working hard to ensure that this is a safe Halloween for children and adults alike,” says Colonel Dereck R. Stewart. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimate children are twice as likely to be struck by a vehicle on Halloween compared to any other day of the year.


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