Nashville, TN – Commissioner Bill Gibbons of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOS&HS), Colonel Tracy Trott of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer and Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) Director Kendell Poole called the increase in seat belt fines an effective additional tool to curb traffic fatalities in the state.
As of January 1st, 2016 the fine for seat belt violations will more than double. The fine for a first offense seat belt violation will be raised to $25.00 and the second and subsequent offense will be $50.00.
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.
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.
New report shows teens’ distracted driving not necessarily the problem after all
Nashville, TN – A new report from The Allstate Foundation unveiled some new information about teen driving habits. The report shows that not only are many parents unaware that their teens are speeding, driving distracted or while under the influence, they may be learning these habits directly from their parents.
The findings were released in The Foundation’s new Driving Change Report. «Read the rest of this article»
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.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is urging motorists to utilize extra caution in school zones, around school buses and in neighborhoods during the 2015-16 school year.
State Troopers will work to raise school safety awareness, and target traffic violators, specifically those who speed in school zones, drive distracted and disregard stopped school buses that are loading and unloading children.
Nashville, TN – A man who was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top Ten Most Wanted list on Thursday was taken into custody tonight in Lexington, Kentucky.
Benjamin Scott Brewer, 39, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Lexington Police Department at the Hamburg Shopping Plaza in Lexington.
Brewer was wanted by the TBI, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Chattanooga Police Department stemming from an indictment handed down by the Hamilton County Grand Jury on August 3rd.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to the state’s ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list: Benjamin Scott Brewer of London, Kentucky.
Brewer is wanted by the Chattanooga Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the TBI stemming from an indictment by the Hamilton County Grand Jury this week, charging Brewer with six counts of Vehicular Homicide, four counts of Reckless Aggravated Assault, one count of DUI by Impairment of Narcotics, one count of Speeding, and one count of False Report of Duty Status.
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.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department conducted impaired saturation patrols on July 24th and July 25th, which was partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
During this time, there were 160 vehicles stopped and 134 individuals charged.
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