GHSO Mission

ghso-sealThe Governor's Highway Safety Office (GHSO) is Tennessee's advocate for highway safety. This office works with law enforcement, judicial personnel and community advocates to coordinate activities and initiatives relating to the human behavioral aspects of highway safety.

The GHSO's mission is to develop, execute and evaluate programs to reduce the number of fatalities, injuries and related economic losses resulting from traffic crashes on Tennessee's roadways. The office works in tandem with the National Highway Safety Administration to implement programs focusing on occupant protection, impaired driving, speed enforcement, truck and school bus safety, pedestrian and bicycle safety and crash data collection and analysis.  Programs administered by the Governor's Highway Safety Office are 100% federally funded.

The Governor's Highway Safety Office is located at 505 Deaderick Street, 18th Floor, James K. Polk Building, Nashville, TN  37243.  Inquiries to GHSO may be made in writing or by calling 615.741.2589.


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Tennessee Tech University
1105 N. Peachtree Ave.
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Cookeville, TN 38505

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