Topic: John Schroer
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) urge citizens to avoid unnecessary road travel on Monday as the state prepares for a severe winter storm. Motorists who must drive on Monday are advised to check local forecasts and road conditions before travelling.
Middle Tennessee will be under a Winter Storm Warning starting at 9:00pm, CST, Sunday until 6:00am, CST, Monday. The National Weather Service is forecasting a wintry mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain at Tennessee’s border with Alabama. Along Tennessee’s border with Kentucky, six inches to 10 inches of snow is possible.
Partners Join Statewide to Remind Tennesseans to Avoid Destructive Decisions This Super Bowl Weekend
Tennessee – Super Bowl weekend is an exciting time for people to come together and celebrate. As those celebrations take place, partners across the state are reminding Tennesseans to plan ahead and designate sober drivers.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, the Franklin Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol joined the Tennessee Titans today to share a unified message: Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk this Super Bowl Sunday. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Government announces 2014 Traffic Fatality Figures, Strategic Highway Safety Plan for 2015
Nashville, TN - Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer has announced the preliminary number of traffic fatalities in Tennessee last year and the state’s strategic highway safety plan for 2015.
The 2014 traffic fatality numbers include vehicular deaths reported by all Tennessee law enforcement agencies.
Early figures indicate there were 961 vehicular deaths on Tennessee roadways in 2014. That’s the second lowest traffic fatality number since 1963 and the fifth time traffic deaths have dipped below 1,000 since that year. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN - The Tennessee Department of Transportation is stocked and ready to clear roadways of ice and snow this season. Over the last several weeks, salt supplies have been replenished in all 95 counties, and crews have readied snow plows and brine trucks for the winter season.
“Tennessee often sees the bulk of its winter weather in January and February,” TDOT Commissioner John Schroer said. “Our salt bins are fully stocked and we have more than a thousand employees ready to mobilize in the event of inclement weather.”
Tennessee Department of Transportation offers Motorists the Chance to Create Messages for Overhead Signs
Got Something Clever to Say About Highway Safety?
Nashville, TN – “Eyes on the Road & Head out of Your Apps”, “Buckle Up Y’all, It’s the Law”, and “Ho Ho Hold Your Calls”. Those are just a few of the overhead sign messages that have caught the attention of Tennessee motorists recently. Think you can come up with one better?
For the first time, TDOT will offer drivers the chance to craft their own highway safety messages.
No Lane Closures on Interstates and State Routes from December 23rd to January 5th
Nashville, TN – Road construction won’t delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.
TDOT Halts All Lane Closure Activity for Busy Holiday Travel Period
Nashville, TN – Thanksgiving travelers will not be slowed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.
All construction related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 26th through 6:00am Monday, December 1st.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Tennessee Department of Transportation celebrated the opening of a first of its kind training facility on October 20th, 2014. The Tennessee Traffic Incident Management Training Facility will be used to teach best practices for safe, quick clearance of major highway incidents.
The facility features a section of interstate-like roadway ranging from two to six lanes, guardrail, a two-way interchange, and cable and steel barrier rail, as well as a section of two-lane highway and a full four-way intersection. The facility will be used to simulate a variety of crashes, and allow emergency responders to train on safe and efficient clearance techniques. «Read the rest of this article»
Governor Bill Haslam Awards $24.2 Million in Highway Safety Grants
386 Agencies to Receive Funds to Improve Safety on Tennessee Roadways
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer and Governor’s Highway Safety Office Director Kendell Poole announced the Tennessee agencies that received grant awards totaling more than $24.2 million to support highway traffic safety efforts.
The Clarksville Police Department was awarded $217,835.44 for alcohol enforcement. The 19th Judicial District Attorney General got $185,775.97 for DUI abatement and prosecution. $125,000 was received by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for traffic enforcement. Austin Peay State University Police Department was awarded $5,000 for high visibility enforcement. «Read the rest of this article»
Holiday Travelers Won’t Be Slowed by Road Construction
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the busy Labor Day holiday travel period. Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, August 29th, through 6:00am on Tuesday, September 2nd.
This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the busy Labor Day holiday.
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