Topic: Kendell Poole
Nashville, TN – Road construction won’t slow motorists down as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend.
“More Cops. More Stops.” Campaign Aims to Save Lives on Tennessee Roadways
Nashville, TN – In an effort to save lives on Tennessee’s roadways, local law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force beginning April 12th through April 15th, and from April 19th through April 22nd, as part of the “More Cops. More Stops.” campaign to crack down on drivers who are speeding, driving while under the influence or distracted, or not wearing seat belts.
Breaking traffic safety laws has deadly consequences. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Saw An Increase in Traffic Fatalities in 2012
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security officials today joined representatives from the state’s Department of Transportation and Governor’s Highway Safety Office to announce the preliminary number of traffic fatalities in 2012.
Early figures indicate there was an increase in vehicular deaths on Tennessee roadways last year. These figures include all vehicular fatalities in Tennessee reported by law enforcement agencies across the state. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Department of Transportation stops all Highway Construction for Busy Holiday Travel Period
No Lane Closures on Tennessee Interstates and State Routes from December 22nd to January 2nd
Nashville, TN – Road construction will not slow travelers’ busy Christmas and New Year’s travel holidays. The(TDOT) is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.
Tennessee State Troopers Will Strictly Enforce No Refusal Law
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Colonel Tracy Trott are reminding citizens to expect a “No Refusal” and high-visibility, safe driving enforcement campaign during the 2012 Thanksgiving Holiday period. The “No Refusal” enforcement will begin at 6:00pm, Wednesday, November 21st and end at midnight, Sunday, November 25th.
The “No Refusal” law allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers. The goal is to deter impaired driving and reduce fatal crashes on Tennessee roadways. The Thanksgiving Holiday marks the third “No Refusal” enforcement effort, following campaigns over the Fourth of July and Labor Day holiday periods.
TDOT Halts All Lane Closure Activity for Busy Holiday Travel Period
Nashville, TN – Thanksgiving travelers will enjoy a smooth drive through Tennessee again this year during this busy travel holiday. The(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 21st until 6:00am Monday, November 26th. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Governor’s Highway Safety Office in partnership with the Tennessee Tech University College of Business, Business Media Center launched its new website today. The greatly enhanced website will be the communication hub for news and information relating to Tennessee highway safety.
“Our website will be the identity of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office,” Kendell Poole, Director said. “The site will be easily accessible to our law enforcement safety partners and the public, and offer an abundance of information and statistics on highway safety.” «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Awards $375,000 in Highway Safety Grants to Montgomery County Agencies
Haslam Awards $18.1 Million in Highway Safety Grants total to State Agencies
332 Agencies to Receive Funds to Improve Safety on Tennessee Roadways
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and(TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today announced more than $18.1 million to support highway safety in Tennessee.
The funds support the mission of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) to save lives and reduce injuries on Tennessee roadways through leadership, innovation, coordination and program support in partnership with numerous public and private organizations.
Poole Elected to Service as Chairman of National Association
Nashville, TN – Kendell Poole, Director of the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office, has been elected the new Chairman of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the national nonprofit organization representing state and territorial highway safety offices across the country.
Poole’s priorities as Chairman will be to assist states with implementation of the highway safety programs authorized under the new federal highway bill and to continue the organization’s national leadership on key highway safety issues including drunk driving, occupant protection, distracted driving and speeding. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announces “No Refusal” Enforcement during Labor Day Weekend
Tennessee Highway Patrol, Governor’s Highway Safety Office and Mother’s Against Drunk Driving Make Joint Announcement
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott announced the department’s second “No Refusal” enforcement campaign at a joint press conference with the Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in Nashville.
The “No Refusal” enforcement effort, beginning at 6:00pm on Friday, August 31st and concluding at midnight on Monday, September 3rd, will also coincide with the Labor Day holiday weekend.
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