Safety & Homeland Security

Fourth of July Traffic Fatalities Decline in Tennessee

Friday, July 08, 2011 | 03:07 pm
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced today that the decline in traffic fatalities continues as preliminary figures for the 2011 Fourth of July holiday period resulted in the lowest number of deaths since 1998 (8). Early estimates indicate seven people were killed in traffic crashes on Tennessee roadways during the 78-hour holiday weekend, which ran from 6 p.m., Friday, July 1, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, July 4.   

Fatal Accidents Decline 15 Percent in First Six Months of 2011

Wednesday, July 06, 2011 | 02:14 pm
NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott announced Wednesday that the preliminary number of people killed in fatal accidents on Tennessee’s highways and roads is down 15 percent for the first six months of 2011, compared to the same time period in 2010. The THP reports 440 fatalities in Tennessee from January 1 through June 30, 2011. That is 77 fewer than the 517 people killed in vehicle accidents during the same dates in 2010. These figures include all vehicular fatalities in Tennessee reported by law enforcement agencies across the state. 

THP Prepares for Fourth of July Enforcement

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 | 04:28 pm
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol is set to kick off another high visibility campaign to crack down on drunk drivers this Fourth of July holiday weekend. The aggressive DUI enforcement blitz will include saturation patrols as well as sobriety and driver license checkpoints across the state. The 2011 Fourth of July 78-hour holiday period begins at 6 p.m., Friday, July 1, and will end at 11:59 p.m., Monday, July 4. 

Department of Safety & Homeland Security Promotes 10 Employees

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 | 11:22 am
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security promoted 10 employees on Wednesday, including nine members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol and one employee in Research, Planning and Development. The ceremony took place at the department’s Training Center in Nashville.  Rank advancements were presented to the following individuals:

Southeast Davidson County Driver Services Center to Offer Reinstatement-Only

Monday, June 27, 2011 | 04:18 pm
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security will convert the Express Driver Service Center located at 1601 Murfreesboro Road in Nashville to a Reinstatement-Only Service Center effective Friday, July 1, 2011. With this new service, reinstatements will no longer be provided at driver service centers on Centennial Boulevard and Hart Lane in Nashville. The move is part of an overall effort to improve effectiveness and efficiency in the Nashville metropolitan area.