Local

Tenn. focusing on road safety

Tenn. focusing on road safety

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Governor’s Highway Safety Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are reaching out to communities across the state to offer help in reducing traffic fatalities.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1bANfhV) reports that the agencies are putting more resources in counties that have the largest increase in fatal crashes.

Earlier this week, the number of people who had died in traffic fatalities across Tennessee stood at 888.

The Governor’s Highway Safety Office Director Kendell Poole says that’s too high.

THP spokesman Sgt. Bill Miller says the best way to deal with increasing deaths is to partner with local law enforcement agencies and come up with a strategy to deal with the problem together.

___

Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recent Headlines

frosty AP

yesterday in Entertainment, Lifestyle

‘TIS THE SEASON: Holiday specials airing this week

Here’s a look at Christmas classics and new holiday favorites airing this weekend.

bill-cosby-WENN

yesterday in Education, News

University in Tennessee cancels Cosby appearance

A university in Tennessee says it has canceled Bill Cosby’s scheduled appearance at a benefit dinner amid sexual assault allegations.

Old-Firehouse-Day-Shelter

yesterday in Lifestyle

Old Firehouse celebrates 10 years

The Old Firehouse Day Shelter celebrated 10 years of helping the homeless and those in need in Clarksville-Montgomery County.