Safety & Homeland Security

MEDIA ADVISORY: "Between the Barrels" Program Visits Columbia Academy Tuesday

Monday, January 12, 2009 | 11:25 am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 265 high school students at Columbia Academy, Tuesday, January 13, 2009. 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.

THP Continues to Use Enforcement Campaigns to Improve Safety

Friday, January 09, 2009 | 12:47 pm
Check Point

NASHVILLE --- Preliminary figures indicate the number of traffic fatalities on Tennessee roadways declined sharply in 2008, and the Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) and the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is dedicated to continuing that trend in 2009.

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 by more than 200 from the previous year, from 1211 in 2007, to 1002 in 2008.

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

Friday, January 09, 2009 | 10:30 am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 100 high school students at Middle Tennessee Christian School, Monday, January 12, 2009. 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.

THP Gears Up for Christmas & New Year’s Holiday Enforcement

Monday, December 22, 2008 | 01:36 pm

NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) and the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced today it will be stepping up its enforcement crackdown as part of National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. In an effort to find and remove impaired drivers from Tennessee roadways, State Troopers are conducting saturation patrols and holding more than 100 driver license and sobriety checkpoints now through the New Year’s holiday extended weekend.

MEDIA ADVISORY: THP Cadet Graduation

Thursday, December 11, 2008 | 04:31 pm
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Department of Safety welcomes Cadet Class 1208 of Tennessee Highway Patrol Troopers to its ranks with a graduation exercise on Friday, December 12, at 11:00 a.m.   The event will be held at Two Rivers Baptist Church, 2800 McGavock Pike in Nashville. Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell will be the keynote speaker.

Shelby County Driver Service Center Moving To New Midtown Location

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 | 12:06 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) is opening a new Driver Service Center in Memphis, Tennessee, and closing the Midtown facility currently located at 2714 Union Avenue Extended. The Midtown Service Center will be closed on Friday, December 12, 2008. The new Midtown facility, located at 3040 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, Tennessee, is a larger building that will allow us to serve our customers more efficiently.