July 1, 2015
Nashville, TN – Road construction won’t slow motorists across Tennessee over the July 4th holiday. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at midnight on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 through 6:00am on Monday, July 6th, 2015 to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers.
June 25, 2015
Approximately 844,000 Tennesseans will travel; 90 percent will drive
Tampa, FL – AAA projects 41.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day, the most since 2007 and a 0.7 percent increase from the 41.6 million people who traveled last year. The Independence Day holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, July 1st to Sunday, July 5th.
“The freedom of summer means families can take extended vacations and, historically, that makes Independence Day the busiest summer travel holiday,” said Joy Dixon, Tennessee Director of Travel, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “This is the largest number of Independence Day travelers since the great recession and it is encouraging news for the recovering economy and the travel industry.”
June 22, 2015
Tampa, FL – The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline slipped 1-cent since last week’s AAA Gas Price Brief and is currently $2.79 a gallon. Today’s average remains significantly lower than on this same date last year (-89 cents).
The national average declined by fractions of a cent for six consecutive days. Meanwhile prices in Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee have declined three, six, and four consecutive days respectively.
June 19, 2015
State Farm® Releases Top States for Lightning Claims; Joins IBHS for Lightning Awareness Week
Murfreesboro, TN – Lightning may not seem as destructive as other natural disasters, yet a strike can cause serious damage to business equipment and electrical appliances, disrupt electrical service for long periods of time, and spark wildfires.
In 2014, State Farm paid nearly $149 million dollars for insurance claims as a result of damage from lightning strikes.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announces 7th Annual Operation Dry Water Weekend to be held June 26th-28th
June 18, 2015
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, June 26th-28th. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) education and enforcement directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities.
Operation Dry Water is held on the weekend prior to the Independence Day (July 4th) holiday to give BUI enforcement high visibility during the peak boating season. The TWRA is teaming with the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). Operation Dry Water is being held for the seventh year after being started by the NASBLA in 2009.
Honda recalls over 5 million Vehicles because the air bag inflator could rupture and send out metal fragments
June 13, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2001-2007 Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, 2006 Ridgeline, 2003 Acura CL, 2003-2006 Acura MDX, and 2002-2003 Acura TL vehicles.
June 6, 2015
Office of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – On Saturday, June 13th, in honor of National Get Outdoors Day, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will waive admission fees to Woodlands Nature Station. The Nature Station opens at 10am and closes at 5:00pm.
Visitors can experience the native gardens and learn about the rescued animals in the Nature Station’s backyard.
June 4, 2015
Office of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Families visiting Woodlands Nature Station now have a new way to discover the forest. Agents of Nature is a free, mobile game that kids play at the Nature Station and surrounding trails to trigger nature-based challenges using a tablet or smartphone.
You’ll need to download the mobile app and the Land Between The Lakes “mission site” at home or on a Wi-Fi hotspot. There are more than 20 mission sites across the United States and Canada, including the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
May 31, 2015
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is reporting that there were no boating-related fatalities over the 2014 Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Across the state, the TWRA Boating and Law Enforcement Division reports there were seven boating incidents, six which were property dame and one with injury. TWRA boating officers made 12 boating under the influence (BUI) arrests and five other arrests.
May 29, 2015
Nashville, TN – As the school year wraps up, many Tennesseans are turning their attention to family vacations. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds travelers to incorporate fire safety into travel plans before hitting the road for summer vacation.
“Hotels and motels become a home away from home for travelers, so it is important to become familiar with new surroundings and to have a plan in place should an emergency arise,” said Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak.