Safety & Homeland Security

Driver Services November Holiday Schedule

Friday, November 07, 2008 | 06:01 pm

NASHVILLE - In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Department of Safety Driver Service Centers will be closed on Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th. We typically will have an increased volume of customers when we reopen after being closed for a holiday, so please plan your visit accordingly.  Information on our Driver Service Centers' days and hours of operation is available online. You may also wish to see if you are eligible to renew your driver license online.

MEDIA ADVISORY: TDOT & TDOS Partner to Keep Teens “Between the Barrels”

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 | 01:58 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to two classes of high school students at Lawrence County High School, Thursday, November 6, 2008. The safe driving program is geared to students who are just learning to drive to reduce the chances of being involved in a dangerous work zone crash.

MEDIA ADVISORY: TDOT & TDOS Partner to Keep Teens “Between the Barrels”

Friday, October 31, 2008 | 01:44 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 500 high school students at Waverly High School in Humphreys County, November 3, 2008. The safe driving program is geared to students who are just learning to drive to reduce the chances of being involved in a dangerous work zone crash.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Tennessee Highway Patrol Officers Teach Teens About Safe Driving

Friday, October 31, 2008 | 10:26 am
NASHVILLE  --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be on hand at the Dickson County High School football game, Friday October 31, 2008, to promote teen driver safety. Captain Chip Miller and Special Program Lieutenant Tony Barham will use THP’s rollover simulator to demonstrate first-hand the potential deadly results of failing to use safety restraints.

MEDIA ADVISORY: THP Safety Education Officers Join State Farm Tailgate Tour in Johnson City

Friday, October 31, 2008 | 10:10 am

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. ---   This weekend, the Tennessee Highway Patrol joins State Farm in helping promote teen driver safety during the 2008 High School Tailgate Tour. THP Safety Education Sergeant Jarrett Ramsey will demonstrate potential results from failure to use safety restraints with THP’s rollover simulator as well as the effects of alcohol on a driver with DUI goggles.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Tennessee Highway Patrol Teams Up With State Farm for Teen Safety

Thursday, October 30, 2008 | 04:12 pm

NASHVILLE --- As part of National Teen Driver Safety Week, the Tennessee Highway Patrol is teaming up with representatives from State Farm and Oakland High School in Murfreesboro to promote safe driving among teenagers. Nearly three dozen young drivers will spend the day at the driving course at Middle Tennessee State University learning about the dangers of drinking and driving. They will also see first hand how cell phones and radios are major distractions for inexperienced drivers.

MEDIA ADVISORY: The Tennessee Highway Patrol Does Not Solicit Funds

Thursday, October 30, 2008 | 02:26 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol wants to again remind Tennesseans that it does not ask for charitable donations and is warning residents about reports of recent phone solicitations. This month, residents and businesses have reported receiving phone calls from a person allegedly representing himself as a State Trooper. In at least one report, the caller claimed to be raising money as a member of the Highway Patrol.