Safety & Homeland Security

Say "Thumbs Down" to Texting & Driving during Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 | 09:44 am

Tennessee – April is designated as national Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office, the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and representatives from Coca Cola Bottling Company Consolidated joined today to share a unified message: Thumbs Down to Texting and Driving.

Tennessee Highway Patrol to Conduct "No Refusal" Enforcement, Increase Patrols During Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | 02:40 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) today announced plans to increase patrols and utilize the “No Refusal” law and a variety of traffic safety enforcement tools to reduce the number of serious injury and fatal crashes across the state during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period. The 2015 Memorial Day holiday period will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22 and conclude at midnight on Monday, May 25.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Announces Cinco de Mayo Traffic Safety Enforcement Effort

Monday, May 04, 2015 | 09:06 am

 NASHVILLE –-- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will increase patrols and conduct specialized traffic safety enforcement during the Cinco de Mayo holiday in an effort to reduce serious injury and fatal crashes across the state.  State troopers will observe this year’s Cinco de Mayo holiday period between 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5 through midnight, on Wednesday, May 6.  

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Georgia State Patrol Partner with Erlanger Heath System to Encourage Seat Belt Safety

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 09:37 am

NASHVILLE---The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) and Georgia State Patrol (GSP) today joined representatives from Erlanger Health System’s Level 1 Trauma Center to urge motorists to wear seat belts to reduce trauma cases and fatal crashes across the region. This is the first time both state law enforcement agencies have partnered with the medical community to encourage seat belt safety.