LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: As periods of heavy rain and thunder continue to move through East Tennessee, FLOODING is a concern, due to a saturated ground. Watch for water-covered roads, creeks and streams to run high. Remember TADD, "turn around don't drown."
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers are disappointed by the number of deaths on the roads this year.
The digital billboards show the state lost 1,000 people in motor vehicle crashes, up nearly a hundred from last year.
40% of the people killed weren't wearing their seatbelts. Now troopers are reminding people to buckle up.
"You improve your chances of surviving just by fastening your seatbelts," said Lt. Don Boshears from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Remember New Year's Eve is a "No Refusal Weekend" which means you can't refuse a sobriety test because a judge can order your blood taken.
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