Safety & Homeland Security

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.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Urges Drivers to Keep Halloween a Treat

Thursday, October 30, 2008 | 02:09 pm

NASHVILLE --- This Friday evening, the streets will be literally swarming with children, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to do their part to make sure they get their treats home safely. For many families, Halloween is a fun-filled evening of trick-or-treating, but it can quickly turn into a real night of horror if someone is hurt.

MEDIA ADVISORY: TDOT & TDOS Partner To Keep Teens “Between The Barrels"

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 | 11:05 am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 300 high school students at McEwen High School in Humphreys County, Thursday, October 30, 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”

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 | 10:03 am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 180 high school students at Clarksville Academy in Clarksville, Wednesday, October 29, 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 24, 2008 | 04:29 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be on hand at the Creekwood High School football game, Friday October 24, 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 Jackson

Thursday, October 23, 2008 | 12:53 pm

JACKSON, 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 Lieutenant Bobby Fuller 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.

New Lincoln County Driver Service Center Open

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 | 02:22 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) is opening a new Driver Service Center in Fayetteville, Tenn, and closing the one currently located at 4120 Thornton Taylor Parkway. The new facility will be located in a neighboring building located at 4110 Thornton Taylor Parkway.

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

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 | 02:16 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 400 high school students at Kenwood High School in Clarksville, Wednesday, October 22, 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.

THP Investigates Double Fatal in Dickson County

Monday, October 20, 2008 | 11:05 am

Four Children Not Properly Restrained and Critically Injured

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Critical Incident Response Team is investigating a deadly crash that occurred Saturday, October 18, 2008, in Dickson County.   At approximately 9:00 p.m., State Troopers were called to State Highway 46 at the intersection of Abiff Road after reports that a passenger vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer.