Topic: Governor’s Highway Safety Office
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott on Friday announced the third annual “Interstate 40 Challenge: The Drive to Zero Fatalities” traffic safety initiative scheduled for the Thanksgiving holiday period. The announcement was held at the Carillon Pillars located within the Bicentennial Mall in Nashville.
Colonel Trott was joined by Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons, Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer, Governor’s Highway Safety Office Director Kendell Poole.
Montgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Driver Safety Program recently received booster seats from MeHarry Medical College on a grant they received through the Tennessee Governors Highway Safety Office. The Drivers Safety Program received 290 booster seats to distribute to local elementary schools.
Each of the 24 Clarksville Montgomery County School System’s (CMCSS) elementary schools received seats, varying in size and age capacity for discretionary distribution.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department conducted impaired saturation patrols on September 4th and September 5th, which was partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
During this time, there were 162 vehicles stopped and 145 individuals charged.
Tennessee Department of Transportation stops Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways for Labor Day Weekend
Holiday Travelers Won’t Be Delayed by Road Construction
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period.
Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, September 4th through 6:00am on Tuesday, September 8th. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the busy Labor Day holiday.
Fan Appreciation Festivities Cap Opening Season At First Tennessee Park; Team To Welcome 15 Millionth Fan In Franchise History
Nashville, TN – As the Sounds close in on their 15 millionth fan in franchise history, they get set to host the last four games at First Tennessee Park this season against the Round Rock Express (Triple-A Texas Rangers) beginning Monday, August 31st.
In addition to the final jersey auction of the season, those in attendance at Thursday evening’s home finale will be treated to Fan Appreciation Night.
Clarksville, TN – The Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO), the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP), and the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association (TSA) have joined forces to strengthen and support traffic enforcement nationwide by providing the Law Enforcement Challenge program, an innovative program designed to stimulate traffic law enforcement activities.
The program targets three major traffic safety priorities: occupant protection, impaired driving, and speeding.
Clarksville Police Department to increase DUI Enforcement for Statewide Booze It and Lose It Mobilization
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office to step up DUI enforcement from August 19th to September 7th, surrounding the Labor Day holiday. The statewide Booze It and Lose It campaign is part of a national mobilization to prevent drunk driving.
Tennessee experienced 6,645 known alcohol-related crashes in 2014. That equates to an average of 18 people each day making the decision to get behind the wheel after they have been drinking.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department conducted impaired driving saturation patrols on August 7th and August 8th, 2015 which was partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
The Clarksville Police Department along with the Tennessee Highway Patrol also conducted a Seat Belt Checkpoint on Kraft Street at Frosty Morn Drive on August 7th, 2015 (10:00pm to 11:30pm), with 430 vehicles passing through the Checkpoint.
During this time, there were 195 vehicles stopped and 161 individuals charged.
Tennessee Highway Patrol, Governor’s Highway Safety Office announces Statewide decrease in Seat Belt Usage
Nashville, TN – The Governor’s Highway Safety Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol have announced a decrease in seat belt use. The new statewide rate has been finalized at 86.2 percent for the month of June. This percentage represents a decrease from the previous usage rate of 87.7 percent.
The observational seat belt survey is performed by the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) Center for Transportation Research. The survey, which is conducted in accordance with federal requirements and standards, is mandated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department conducted impaired saturation patrols on July 31st and August 1st, which was partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
During this time, there were 141 vehicles stopped and 109 individuals charged.
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