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THP continues to use enforcement campaigns to improve safety


Traffic Fatalities Declined Again in 2009

NASHVILLE — Preliminary figures indicate the number of traffic fatalities on Tennessee roadways declined sharply again in 2009. The Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) and the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) are dedicated to continuing that trend in 2010.  This year, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will once again participate in several enforcement initiatives aimed at saving lives in Tennessee.

Preliminary figures show that traffic fatalities declined from 1,043 in 2008 to 962 in 2009.

“We are confident our safety campaigns, which focus on rigorous enforcement and education, are clearly making an impact in saving lives, but we can’t afford to become complacent,” said Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell. “Governor Phil Bredesen has made it clear that safe communities are one of his top priorities, and that includes safer highways.  Every life counts and the only acceptable number of deaths on our roads is zero.” «Read the rest of this article»

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