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Tennessee Highway Patrol launches I-40 Challenge Enforcement Initiative

November 21, 2017

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Today, Commissioner David W. Purkey of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDSOHS) and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott joined multiple law enforcement partners to announce the fifth annual “I-40 Challenge Drive to Zero Fatalities” traffic safety initiative.

The I-40 Challenge will consist of increased patrols from state police/ highway patrol agencies along the I-40 corridor. In Tennessee, I-40 enforcement efforts will increase on the busiest travel days during the Thanksgiving holiday starting on Wednesday, November 22nd, and continuing through Sunday, November 26th.

Increased patrols are planned during Thanksgiving holiday.

Increased patrols are planned during Thanksgiving holiday.

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TDOT Halts Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways During Thanksgiving Holiday

November 20, 2017

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.

All construction related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 through 6:00am Monday, November 27th, 2017.

No Lane Closure Activity for Busy Holiday Travel Period. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

No Lane Closure Activity for Busy Holiday Travel Period. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Urges Motorists to Watch Out for Deer

November 3, 2017

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) cautions motorists to watch out for deer on or near the roadways.  An increase in deer related crashes is more likely during November-December due to deer mating and hunting season.

“Deer related crashes can be a very serious and dangerous incident,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said.  “Deer pose a danger to motorists throughout the year, especially in the fall.  Stats show November is typically the worst month for deer-related crashes. It is important for motorists to exercise caution, slow down and remain alert in areas where deer are present.”

November-December worst time for deer related crashes

November-December worst time for deer related crashes

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Tips to Protecting Your Identity

September 15, 2017

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Equifax, one of the nation’s three main credit bureaus suffered a data breach from mid-May through July 2017, exposing 143 million U.S. customer’s personal information such as names, birth dates, social security numbers, addresses, and in some cases driver’s license numbers and credit card numbers. 

In light of recent data breaches involving Equifax and other companies, the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Identity Crimes Unit would like to provide you with some actions you can take if you suspect you may be the victim of identity theft.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Promotes Tony Barham to Lieutenant Colonel

June 30, 2017

Will Oversee THP’s Administrative Bureau

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Commissioner David W. Purkey of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security along with Colonel Tracy Trott of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), announced the promotion of Tony Barham to Lieutenant Colonel over THP’s Administrative Bureau. This position will be vacated after the retirement of Lieutenant Colonel John Albertson, on July 7th, 2017.

“Tony has proven himself over and over to be an effective manager and leader,” said Colonel Tracy Trott. “His skills and abilities are unmatched. He has a vision for the agency that will help us build upon our previous successes,” Trott added.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Lieutenant Colonel Tony Barham.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Lieutenant Colonel Tony Barham.

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Tennessee Leaders Call for Increased Awareness about Fentanyl

June 16, 2017

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Fentanyl: It’s here; it’s deadly and not just illegal users are at risk. Along with fentanyl there are other, more powerful drugs like carfentanil that are being used in counterfeiting legal drugs like Percocet and even counterfeiting of illegal heroin.

That’s the message leaders from the Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security provided today during a press conference at TBI headquarters in Nashville.

Tennessee Leaders say Misuse of the Powerful Drug Fentanyl and it's Derivatives are Causing Overdoses and Deaths.

Tennessee Leaders say Misuse of the Powerful Drug Fentanyl and it’s Derivatives are Causing Overdoses and Deaths.

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AAA reports New Teen Drivers Three Times as Likely to be Involved in a Deadly Crash

June 1, 2017

AAAKnoxville, TN – New teen drivers, ages 16-17, are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

This alarming finding comes as the “100 Deadliest Days” begin, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the average number of deadly teen driver crashes climbs 15 percent compared to the rest of the year.

AAA reveals alarming new teen crash rates as “100 Deadliest Days” begin.

AAA reveals alarming new teen crash rates as “100 Deadliest Days” begin.

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TDOT Suspends All Lane Closure Activity for 2017 Memorial Day Weekend

May 25, 2017

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Motorists won’t be slowed down by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 26th through 6:00am on Tuesday, May 30th.

This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel in the state this Memorial Day weekend.

Road Construction Won’t Delay Memorial Day Travelers. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

Road Construction Won’t Delay Memorial Day Travelers. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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Tennessee issues Public Health Advisory on Fentanyl

April 30, 2017

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Fentanyl, an exceptionally powerful drug used legally to treat extreme pain, has found its way to the illegal drug market, and it is killing people.

According to three departments and one agency of Tennessee State Government, overdose deaths associated with fentanyl are increasing in the state and law enforcement officials have found the drug in counterfeit versions of commonly misused pain relief pills.

Misuse and Accidental Use of Powerful Drug Fentanyul can be Fatal.

Misuse and Accidental Use of Powerful Drug Fentanyul can be Fatal.

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AAA says Celebrate the Super Bowl with a Game Plan to get Home Safely

February 3, 2017

AAAKnoxville, TN – Over 8,000 crashes and 313 fatalities involving an impaired driver occurred on Tennessee roadways in 2016 according to preliminary data from the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, TITAN Division. 

To avoid becoming one of those tragic statistics, AAA and Budweiser urge everyone to have a game plan to get home safely this weekend if they are celebrating away from home with alcohol. This means choosing a designated driver, calling a cab, staying where you are celebrating or finding another safe way home.

For those that did not plan ahead and need the Tow to Go program, it is available this Friday, February 3rd through 6am Monday morning, February 6th.  

Celebrate the Super Bowl Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

Celebrate the Super Bowl Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

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