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Tennessee Highway Patrol Encourages School Zone Safety

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, 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.

School Kids getting on a bus.

School Kids getting on a bus.

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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security release preliminary 4th of July Holiday Results

 

Preliminary Figures Show Statewide Decrease in Traffic Fatalities

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced preliminary figures that indicated five people were killed in traffic crashes during this year’s Fourth of July holiday period. That’s a decrease from the 12 vehicular deaths during the 2014 Fourth of July period.

There were three vehicle occupants, one motorcyclist and one pedestrian killed during this year’s 72-hour holiday period. One of the traffic fatalities was alcohol-related and one was not wearing a seat belt.

Tennessee Highway Patrol

Tennessee Highway Patrol

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Tennessee Highway Patrol releases 4th of July Traffic Enforcement Strategy

 

Tennessee State Troopers to Utilize Data-Driven Enforcement to Reduce Traffic Fatalities

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a variety of traffic safety tools and utilize data-driven enforcement during the Fourth of July holiday period to help reduce serious injury and fatal crashes across the state. The traffic safety campaign will begin at 12:01am on Friday, July 3rd and conclude at midnight on Sunday, July 5th.

Twelve people were killed in Tennessee during last year’s 96-hour Fourth of July holiday period. That’s down from the 19 vehicular deaths during the 2013 July 4th holiday. Of last year’s 12 traffic fatalities, seven were vehicle occupants and five were motorcyclists. Four (57%) of the individuals killed were not wearing seat belts and three of the traffic deaths were alcohol-related.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell fights unfair Motorcycle Helmet Tickets

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 74Clarksville, TN – Tennessee State representative John Tidwell has entered into a battle with Tennessee state troopers that unfairly ticketed motorcyclists while incorrectly citing a law that Tidwell authored.

A group of riders complained to Tidwell about a recent incident in which they were pulled over by a state trooper for allegedly not wearing Department of Transportation-approved helmets.

The trooper then made the riders wait on the shoulder of the interstate for 45 minutes, while a friend brought the appropriate helmets from Nashville.

Tennessee State representative John Tidwell

Tennessee State representative John Tidwell

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Tennessee Highway Patrol announces Labor Day Weekend Enforcement

 

Tennessee State Troopers Will Enforce “No Refusal” Law

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a “No Refusal” enforcement campaign during this year’s Labor Day holiday period.

This special enforcement effort will begin at midnight on Friday, August 29th and conclude at 11:59pm on Monday September 1st.

The “No Refusal” legislation allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers.

Tennessee Highway Patrol announces Labor Day Weekend Enforcement

Tennessee Highway Patrol announces Labor Day Weekend Enforcement

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Tennessee Highway Patrol encourages Back to School Safety

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is urging motorists to utilize extra caution in school zones, around school buses and in neighborhoods during the 2014-15 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.

School Kids getting on a bus.

School Kids getting on a bus.

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American Association of State Troopers Recognizes Tennesseans for Spirit of Trooper

 

American Association of State TroopersTallahassee, FL – The American Association of State Troopers is known for its service to state troopers, and when an individual or group goes out of its way to support that cause, AAST believes in recognizing them.

At its national board of directors meeting, held this year in Nashville on July 25th, AAST will present two groups who have made a difference for Tennessee state troopers with its Spirit of the Trooper Award, making them only the 14th and 15th recipients of the prestigious award. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol to increase Visibility during Fourth of July Weekend

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a high-visibility enforcement campaign during this year’s Fourth of July holiday period, beginning at 12:01am on Thursday, July 3rd and ending at midnight on Sunday, July 6th.

State troopers will utilize a variety of traffic safety tools, such as driver’s license, sobriety and seat belt checkpoints, saturation patrols, and “No Refusal” enforcement, in an effort to reduce serious injury and fatal crashes on Tennessee roadways.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Bill Gibbons Honor Fallen Tennessee State Troopers at Memorial Service

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today delivered the keynote address at the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s annual memorial service to honor state troopers and other law enforcement officer’s killed in the line of duty. The special ceremony, held in conjunction with National Police Week, took place at the Department of Safety and Homeland Security headquarters in Nashville.

Commissioner Bill Gibbons, Colonel Tracy Trott and family members of fallen troopers were also on hand for the ceremony. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Troopers nab armed Robbery Suspects in Cheatham County

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Tennessee State Troopers apprehended two armed robbery suspects Saturday evening at the Petro Truck Stop in Cheatham County.

Shortly before the arrests, at approximately 5:00pm on Sunday, February 16th, witnesses at a Shell gas station in Humphreys County off Interstate 40 at Exit 143 in Hurricane Mills reported a white male and white female armed with a handgun and knife robbed the business.

The suspects reportedly traveled eastbound on I-40 toward Nashville. «Read the rest of this article»

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