When you’re traveling on Tennessee roadways and notice a stranded driver, or become stranded yourself, you’re encouraged to dial *THP on your cell phone and a highway patrol officer will be dispatched to help you.
The Tennessee Department of Safety wants to remind motorists to dial *THP if they encounter trouble on the road. The Tennessee Highway Patrol responds to more than half a million calls for service each year. State Troopers are there if a driver needs them, whether it’s for a flat tire or a serious crash. Motorists can dial *THP (*847) from their cell phone and they will be automatically connected to the closest THP dispatch office. “We are working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
This is one of those things that you just don’t think about… until you find yourself stranded on the side of the road wondering what your options are.
Article Courtesy of Franklin Fun Times.