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LAW ENFORCEMENT TO CRACK DOWN ON DISTRACTED DRIVING

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From April 2 to April 5, 2018, local law enforcement agencies will partner with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol to crack down on distracted driving. It is part of the state’s Drive to Zero mission. Members of law enforcement will ride around in unmarked cars provided by the Tennessee Highway Patrol to look for traffic violations. They will notify ground units, who will make the traffic stop. According to the Tennessee Integrated Traffic Analysis Network, 120 out of the more than 24,000 crashes in Tennessee last year where distracted driving was a contributing factor were fatal. We caution all drivers to remain focused and alert at all times,” said THP Colonel Tracy Trott. “Tennessee is experiencing rapid increases in roadway use, roadway construction, and traffic congestion. The slightest distraction could lead to a traffic crash that kills a pedestrian, construction worker, or another driver.”

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