To Reduce Traffic Deaths, Tennessee Troopers Handed Out 30,000 More Seat Belt Citations In 2014

To Reduce Traffic Deaths, Tennessee Troopers Handed Out 30,000 More Seat Belt Citations In 2014
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, half of people killed in traffic crashes were not wearing seat belts. About one in five fatal accidents were alcohol-related. Credit: greeblie via Flickr

Tennessee drivers received 102,000 seat belt citations in 2014. The increasing enforcement of seat belt laws is part of the Tennessee Highway Patrol's effort to bring down the number traffic deaths.

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Black And White Basketball Teams First Faced Off In Nashville 50 Years Ago

Black And White Basketball Teams First Faced Off In Nashville 50 Years Ago
Father Ryan High School initially proposed the game against one of the strongest black basketball programs in the state. Pearl High Assistant Coach Melvin Black says he doubts any white public school would have done the same at that time. Image: screen shots from home movie of the game, courtesy Father Ryan High School

A year before the TSSAA fully integrated, a pair of Nashville high schools decided to get a head start. Father Ryan and Pearl High played to a capacity crowd in one memorable night at Municipal Auditorium.

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