The Tennessee State Library and Archives continues the successful “Looking Back” project during the 2015 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event at the East Tennessee Historical Society at 601 S. Gay St., Knoxville.
State Sen. Ken Yager has been named 2014’s Legislator of the Year by TN911, an association of emergency communications districts across Tennessee.
John Stuermer, the organization’s 2014 president, presented the award.
“On behalf of TN911 and the folks who work in emergency communications across this state, we want to recognize Sen. [and] State and Local Government Committee Chairman Ken Yager for his commitment to improving the 911 system in Tennessee,” Stuermer said.
Too many Americans report that they regularly speed, run red lights, use distracting devices or drive drowsy, despite the fact that one in three have a loved one who has been seriously injured or killed in a crash, according to the AAA Foundation’s latest Traffic Safety Culture Index.
The results further indicate that unsafe behaviors persist — even though one in five drivers have themselves been involved in a serious crash, and one in 10 has been seriously injured in a crash.