|Police Substation News
|Elizabethton Housing & Development Agency
|To report an anonymous tip on any criminal activity, call the tips hot-line at
423-542-7574. For non-emergency situations, the Substation can be
reached at 423-543-3571 extension 314. For emergencies only, call 911.
|911 should be called
for ALL emergencies.
If available, the
substation officers will
respond to these calls.
The phone number is
EHDA Sub-Station Officer
Office Phone: 423-543-3571 Ext. 314
APRIL IS DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH
April has been designated as national Distracted Driving Awareness Month by the
Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
What is distracted driving? Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from
driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in
your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system—anything that
takes your attention away from the task of safe driving.
Texting is the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the
road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that's like driving the length of an entire football field with
your eyes closed.
You cannot drive safely unless the task of driving has your full attention. Any non-driving
activity you engage in is a potential distraction and increases your risk of crashing.
In 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed, and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes
involving distracted drivers.
During daylight hours, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones while driving.
That creates enormous potential for deaths and injuries on U.S. roads. Teens were the
largest age group reported as distracted at the time of fatal crashes.
If you feel strongly about distracted driving, be a voice in your community by supporting
local laws, speaking out at community meetings, and highlighting the dangers of distracted
driving on social media.