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Turn those headlights on

If you need your wipers on, you need your headlights on. State law requires headlights to be on while driving during inclement weather. (§ 55-9-406) "The headlights shall be displayed during the period from one half (1/2) hour after sunset to one half (1/2) hour before sunrise, during fog, smoke, or rain and at all other times when there is not sufficient light to render clearly discernible any person on the road at a distance of two hundred feet (200') ahead of the vehicle."
2014-10-08T09:14:38+00:00
If you need your wipers on, you need your headlights on. State law requires headlights to be on while driving during inclement weather. (§ 55-9-406) "The headlights shall be displayed during the period from one half (1/2) hour after sunset to one half (1/2) hour before sunrise, during fog, smoke, or rain and at all other times when there is not sufficient light to render clearly discernible any person on the road at a distance of two hundred feet (200') ahead of the vehicle."

Move Over Law

The "Move Over Law," which passed in 2006, is a part of the [State Law: Move Over for Stopped Emergency Vehicles] "Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicles Law" (T.C.A. 55-8-132) and requires motorists to move over into the adjacent lane of traffic, when safe to do so, or alternatively to slow down for emergency vehicles. In 2011, the law was expanded to include utility service equipment to the list of vehicles for which motorists are required to either slow down or move over.

The penalty for violating the "Move Over Law" in Tennessee is a maximum fine of up to $500 and possibly up to 30 days in jail.
2014-10-08T09:53:35+00:00
The "Move Over Law," which passed in 2006, is a part of the [State Law: Move Over for Stopped Emergency Vehicles] "Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicles Law" (T.C.A. 55-8-132) and requires motorists to move over into the adjacent lane of traffic, when safe to do so, or alternatively to slow down for emergency vehicles. In 2011, the law was expanded to include utility service equipment to the list of vehicles for which motorists are required to either slow down or move over. The penalty for violating the "Move Over Law" in Tennessee is a maximum fine of up to $500 and possibly up to 30 days in jail.

When to DIAL 911

If you have an emergency, DIAL 911! If it is not an emergency, please dial 615-384-4911 to reach us.

If you are in doubt if it is an emergency or not, DIAL 911 to be safe.
2014-10-08T11:24:44+00:00
If you have an emergency, DIAL 911! If it is not an emergency, please dial 615-384-4911 to reach us. If you are in doubt if it is an emergency or not, DIAL 911 to be safe.

When thunder roars….

When thunder roars, go indoors.

Thunder is an immediate warning of dangerous conditions outside. If thunder is heard, anyone outside is in danger of being struck by lightning.
2014-10-13T10:06:05+00:00
When thunder roars, go indoors. Thunder is an immediate warning of dangerous conditions outside. If thunder is heard, anyone outside is in danger of being struck by lightning.

DNT TXT N DRV

Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field.

Reaching for a phone, dialing, texting and other uses of portable devices increased the risk of getting into a crash by three times.

11% of all drivers under 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted.
2014-10-17T09:57:55+00:00
Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field. Reaching for a phone, dialing, texting and other uses of portable devices increased the risk of getting into a crash by three times. 11% of all drivers under 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted.

Turn around, don’t Drown!

Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other severe weather related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The next highest percentage of flood-related deaths is due to walking into or near flood waters.Why? The main reason is people underestimate the force and power of water. Many of the deaths occur in automobiles as they are swept downstream. Of these drownings, many are preventable, but too many people continue to drive around the barriers that warn you the road is flooded.
2015-04-07T12:34:14+00:00
Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other severe weather related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The next highest percentage of flood-related deaths is due to walking into or near flood waters.Why? The main reason is people underestimate the force and power of water. Many of the deaths occur in automobiles as they are swept downstream. Of these drownings, many are preventable, but too many people continue to drive around the barriers that warn you the road is flooded.

Look Before You Lock

Never leave a child alone in a car. Ever.

Vehicles can quickly become deadly, even when parked in shady areas or when a window is cracked. According to the Tennessee Department of Health, the temperature inside an average car or truck can increase 20 degrees in just 10 minutes.

A child’s body can heat up three to five times faster than an adult’s, causing heatstroke, brain damage and even death. It can happen to anyone, anywhere. That’s why it’s so important to never leave your child alone in a car, not even for a minute.
2015-09-04T14:11:03+00:00
Never leave a child alone in a car. Ever. Vehicles can quickly become deadly, even when parked in shady areas or when a window is cracked. According to the Tennessee Department of Health, the temperature inside an average car or truck can increase 20 degrees in just 10 minutes. A child’s body can heat up three to five times faster than an adult’s, causing heatstroke, brain damage and even death. It can happen to anyone, anywhere. That’s why it’s so important to never leave your child alone in a car, not even for a minute.

Watch vs Warning

A Tornado Watch means Be Prepared!

Tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. Review and discuss your emergency plans and check supplies and your safe room. Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a tornado is approaching. Acting early helps to save lives!

A Tornado Warning means Take Action!

A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. There is imminent danger to life and property. Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If in a mobile home, a vehicle, or outdoors, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.
2016-03-30T10:04:27+00:00
A Tornado Watch means Be Prepared! Tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. Review and discuss your emergency plans and check supplies and your safe room. Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a tornado is approaching. Acting early helps to save lives! A Tornado Warning means Take Action! A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. There is imminent danger to life and property. Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If in a mobile home, a vehicle, or outdoors, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

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Copies of Public Records

To make a request for copies of public records please visit HERE. If you need police, fire or accident reports, please contact the agency that responded. Those can't be acquired through the 911 center.

Road Conditions Dial 511

Travelers have several options of accessing road and travel conditions using the Web at https://smartway.tn.gov/traffic/ or by dialing 511 (or 877.244.0065) outside Tennessee) on their cellular phones or their land lines.