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THP stresses safety over July 4 holiday period

 
Posted July 3rd, 2014 @ 6:43am by News Center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ The Tennessee Highway Patrol is taking steps to ensure motorists drive safely during this Fourth of July holiday period.
 
The agency will conduct a high-visibility enforcement campaign beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and ending at midnight Sunday.
 
State troopers will utilize a variety of traffic safety tools, such as driver's license, sobriety and seat belt checkpoints.
 
Last year, 19 people were killed in 15 fatal crashes in Tennessee during the 102-hour holiday period.
 
 That's down from 21 vehicular fatalities during the 2012 Fourth of July period.
 
Of the 19 traffic fatalities last year, five were alcohol-related and 13 were not wearing safety restraints, including one child passenger.
 
One all-terrain vehicle rider also died during the holiday period.

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