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Tennessee Department of Transportation says Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk this Super Bowl Sunday

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation, Governor’s Highway Safety Office, and Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security are once again teaming up to remind Tennessee football fans that real Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk this Super Bowl weekend.

“We want you to have a good time, but more importantly, we want you to be safe,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “The chances of you, or someone you love, being in a drunk driving crash increases over the weekend and even more over a holiday weekend. Everyone thinks it won’t happen to them and it always happens to somebody. Don’t be that somebody.”

Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

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2015 Traffic Fatalities in Tennessee Third Lowest since 1963

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced the number of traffic fatalities in 2015 is the third lowest annual figure in Tennessee since 1963. The 2015 traffic fatality numbers are reported by all Tennessee law enforcement agencies to the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP).

Preliminary figures indicate there were 965 vehicular deaths on Tennessee roadways in 2015. In 1963, there were 941 deaths. The 2015 fatality number includes 112 pedestrians and 10 pedal cyclists.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Releases State-Wide Traffic Fatality Figures

Tennessee Highway Patrol Releases State-Wide Traffic Fatality Figures

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Tennessee Highway Patrol plans “No Refusal” Enforcement during New Year’s Eve Holiday

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a “No Refusal” traffic safety enforcement campaign during the 2015 New Year’s Eve holiday period, beginning Thursday, December 31st at 12:01am and concluding Monday, January 4th at 11:59pm.

State troopers will perform saturation patrols, seat belt, sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints as well as bar/tavern checks during the holiday. All of Tennessee’s ninety five counties will have troopers working to ensure a safe holiday as we conclude 2015 and begin 2016.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol reminds Drivers to Buckle Up Tennessee

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, 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 announced the increase in seat belt fines as an effective additional tool to curb traffic fatalities in the state.

The State Legislature approved a bill during the 2015 session. 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.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol to increase Enforcement during Christmas Holiday

 

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and Department of Transportation stress positive impact of Increasing Seat Belt Fines

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, 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.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol urges Motorists to watch out for Deer

 

Fall Season Worst Time for Deer-Related Crashes

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) urges motorists to exercise caution on the roadways this time of year.  Autumn means, football, fall foliage, pumpkin pies, and the start of deer mating and hunting season.  Last year in Tennessee, one person was killed in a traffic crash involving deer.

“The fall season is the most active time of year for deer-related crashes,” Colonel Tracy Trott said.  “We want to remind drivers to be alert and watch for deer on or around the roadways, especially at dawn or after sunset.”

A deer crossing a road

A deer crossing a road

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Tennessee Highway Patrol announces Thanksgiving Holiday Interstate 40 Challenge

 

Eight State Police or Highway Patrol Agencies across U.S. to Increase Patrols on I-40

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott on Friday announced the third annual “Interstate 40 Challenge: The Drive to Zero Fatalities” traffic safety initiative scheduled for the Thanksgiving holiday period. The announcement was held at the Carillon Pillars located within the Bicentennial Mall in Nashville.

Colonel Trott was joined by Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons, Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer, Governor’s Highway Safety Office Director Kendell Poole.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol reminds Tennesseans to make Safe Choices this Labor Day Weekend

 

Arrive at Your Destinations Safely

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol is reminding all Tennesseans to make safe choices when traveling on Tennessee roadways. The Labor Day Holiday is an opportunity to visit family and friends while paying tribute to hard working Tennesseans.

“Our district captains have created enforcement plans specific to their regions,” Colonel Tracy Trott said. “There will be a variety of specialized enforcement during Labor Day, including distracted driving, commercial vehicle safety, and “Move Over enforcement.” Our priority is always on impaired driving and seat belt enforcement.”

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol competes for Best Looking Patrol Cruiser

 

Cast your vote on Facebook for THP Cruiser

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Who has the best looking patrol cruiser in the country? The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) and we need your vote to win. The THP is competing to win the “Best Looking Cruiser Award.” The contest is sponsored by the American Association of State Troopers (AAST). State highway patrols and state police organizations from across the country are competing for the esteemed award.

“We are excited to be a part of this competition that spotlights our patrol vehicles,” Colonel Tracy Trott said. “It gives our state an opportunity to showcase our cruisers and bring attention to the importance of highway safety in Tennessee.”

Tennessee Highway Patrol Ford Interceptor SUV at Grand Ole Opry, Nashville Tennessee.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Ford Interceptor SUV at Grand Ole Opry, Nashville Tennessee.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol creates Protective Services and Special Programs Bureau

 

Mark Proctor Promoted to Major Over New Bureau

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Colonel Tracy Trott have announced the creation of a special bureau to oversee the units and divisions of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) responsible for the safety of citizens, government officials, state employees and state facilities.

The new Protective Services and Special Programs Bureau encompasses the Executive Protection Unit, the Capitol Protection Unit, a new State Facility Protection Unit, the Special Programs Unit, and the Handgun Unit.

(L-R) Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott and Major Mark Proctor.

(L-R) Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott and Major Mark Proctor.

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