Topic: Kendell Poole
Nashville, TN – Road construction won’t slow motorists down as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 22nd through 6:00am on Tuesday, May 26th.
Tennessee – May is designated as national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol joined to share a unified message: Share the Road.
“As the weather gets warmer, more and more motorcyclists will be on the road,” said Governor’s Highway Safety Office Director Kendell Poole. “It takes everyone working together to stay safe. Motorcyclists take extra precaution with protective gear and being aware of their surroundings. We are asking all other drivers to do their part and take the extra time to look twice.”
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department will be partnering with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office for the 2015 Seatbelts Are For Everyone (SAFE) campaign.
The SAFE campaign is designed to increase seat belt and child passenger safety restraint usage in Tennessee. Law enforcement agencies are encouraged to participate in the campaign by planning and implementing occupant protection initiatives in their communities. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Governor’s Highway Safety Office, along with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, recognized nearly two hundred officers and law enforcement agencies for their traffic safety enforcement efforts the week of December 8th, 2014.
Regional meetings took place in Jackson, Murfreesboro, Pikeville, Knoxville, and Greeneville.
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.
Eight state police or highway patrol agencies will increase patrols on I-40 for Thanksgiving
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott today announced the second annual “Interstate 40 Challenge: The Drive to Zero Fatalities” traffic safety initiative during the Thanksgiving holiday period.
The Interstate 40 Challenge will consist of increased patrols from state police or highway patrol agencies along the I-40 corridor in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Carolina and Tennessee. The challenge will take place on the busiest travel days of the Thanksgiving period, specifically from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26 and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30.
National Campaign Taking Place October 19th-25th
Nashville, TN – The Governor’s Highway Safety Office is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration October 19th- 25th to spread awareness about teen driver safety.
Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of 14 -18 year olds in the United States. In 2013, 39,140 crashes in Tennessee involved a driver age 20 or younger. Those crashes accounted for over thirteen percent of total crashes throughout the state. While this is a decline from 2012, it is still more than one hundred crashes each day. «Read the rest of this article»
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Sergeant Jimmy Brown receives prestigious award from Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office
Clarksville, TN – Sgt. Jimmy Brown recently received the Director’s Award from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
“The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is proud of Sgt. Brown and our partnership with the GHSO,” said Sheriff John Fuson. “I have no doubt that our traffic safety programs have saved lives in our county and it’s great to be recognized for our efforts.”
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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