Posted on behalf of Daniel Clayton in Car Accidents
The Tennessee Highway Patrol has announced that it is planning on cracking down on drivers who don't buckle up over Memorial Day weekend, authorities said on Tuesday.
“Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer holiday travel season. It’s the perfect time to remind all motorists to buckle up. Tennessee State Troopers will be working around the clock to enforce the seat belt law in an effort to ensure the safety of the motoring public,” Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons said.
Last year, 19 people died on Tennessee roadways over the holiday weekend, up nearly 50% over the previous day. Half of those people killed weren't wearing seat belts, officials said, adding that alcohol played a part in the death of six of them.
“More traffic-related fatalities can be prevented if motorists would simply wear their seat belt,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said. “Wearing a seat belt will cost you nothing, but wearing one may just save your life. We can’t stress the importance of seat belt usage enough. Buckle up every time you get into a vehicle.”
Please enjoy your Memorial Day weekend. Please don't drink and drive. and - Buckle up for Safety!
Tags: Car Accidents, Drunk Driving, Seat Belts