traffic deaths http://wmot.org en Motorcyle Crash Deaths Up Dramatically in Tenn. http://wmot.org/post/motorcyle-crash-deaths-dramatically-tenn <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">NASHVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP) &mdash; State officials are promoting motorcycle safety awareness month as motorcycle fatalities rise in Tennessee.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">Thirty-eight motorcyclists have died in state crashes this year, up 31 percent from 2011.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Thu, 10 May 2012 11:25:53 +0000 AP/WMOT 10747 at http://wmot.org Tenn. Highway Deaths Way Down http://wmot.org/post/tenn-highway-deaths-way-down <p><span lang="EN">KNOXVILLE, <font color="#ff0000" size="4"><font color="#ff0000" size="4">Tenn</font></font><font size="4">. (AP) &mdash; Tennessee&#39;s highway deaths in 2011 stayed below 1,000 for just the third time in 48 years.</font></span></p><p align="left" dir="ltr"><span lang="EN"><font size="4">Preliminary figures released by the Tennessee Department of Safety show the state had 947 traffic-related deaths last year. According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, that could make 2011 the safest year on Tennessee roads in nearly a half century.</font></span></p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 13:35:43 +0000 Associated Press 6284 at http://wmot.org