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TSA begins random road inspections in Tennessee

Tennessee Becomes First State To Fight Terrorism Statewide
Posted: Oct 18, 2011 5:34 PM CDT Updated: Oct 20, 2011 11:26 AM CDT
By Adam Ghassemi

PORTLAND, Tenn. – You’re probably used to seeing TSA’s signature blue uniforms at the airport, but now agents are hitting the interstates to fight terrorism with Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR).

“Where is a terrorist more apt to be found? Not these days on an airplane more likely on the interstate,” said Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons.

Tuesday Tennessee was first to deploy VIPR simultaneously at five weigh stations and two bus stations across the state.

TSA begins random road inspections in Tennessee