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Governor’s Highway Safety Office Announces Motorcycle Awareness Month

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 | 06:34am

Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office, the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol will hold an event Friday, May 3 at 10:00 a.m. to kick off Motorcycle Awareness Month in Tennessee.

Tennessee has experienced a sharp increase in motorcycle crashes and fatalities over the last several years. In 2012, more than 3,000 motorcycle crashes occurred in Tennessee, resulting in 139 fatalities. So far in 2013, 386 motorcycle crashes have occurred, resulting in 23 fatalities. 

WHO:  Director Kendell Poole, Governor’s Highway Safety Office
            Commissioner John Schroer, Tennessee Department of Transportation
            Commissioner Bill Gibbons, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
            Colonel Tracy Trott, Tennessee Highway Patrol
WHAT:  Motorcycle Awareness Month Press Event

WHEN: Friday, May 3, 2013
              10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Bicentennial Capitol Mall Court of 3 Stars at the Carillon
                 600 James Robertson Parkway
                 Nashville, TN 37243
                *Inclement Weather location: Bicentennial Capitol Mall Train Trestle

*Media Note: Please park in Parking Lot 1 located at the end of the Farmer’s Market at the corner of Rosa L. Parks Blvd. and Jefferson St.

For more information, please contact Megan Buell at 615-337-7685.  Visit our website at for information regarding highway traffic safety.


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