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Friday, October 13, 2017

Distracted driving crackdown
This week the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) partnered with local law enforcement agencies for Tennessee’s second statewide bus tour to crack down on distracted driving. THP provided two large, black and tan buses marked with THP logos to transport law enforcement as they observed motorists for traffic violations. Officers in the THP bus communicated to patrol vehicles on the road for execution of enforcement action. Each participating district conducted approximately two hours of enforcement. “Distracted driving continues to be a major threat to the safety of our highways,” says Commissioner David W. Purkey. The purpose of the bus tour was to assist law enforcement in targeting drivers who are distracted in any way; while eating, texting, tweeting, snapchatting, or any other behavior indicating lack of due care. And adds Purkey "We ask motorists to focus, drive using hands-free technology, and keep both eyes on the road at all times.” State officials say in 2017, there have been 22,704 motor vehicle crashes statewide where distracted driving was a contributing factor. Eighty-one of those crashes were fatal. This time last year, there were 23,486 crashes statewide where distracted driving was a contributing factor. Of those crashes, 107 were fatal.


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