As Easter holiday weekend starts, “Slow Down Tennessee’ safety campaign launches
To stay safe and avoid a speeding ticket, motorists should be especially careful starting Friday as the Tennessee Highway Safety Office launches “Slow Down Tennessee” in cooperation with participating law enforcement agencies.
“The purpose of the ‘Slow Down Tennessee’ campaign is to address a variety of speed-related issues,” said Director Buddy Lewis of the THSO. “All we ask of the motoring public is to be considerate of other roadway users and obey the traffic laws, so everyone can make it home safely.”
According to Tennessee’s Integrated Traffic Analysis Network, from 2020 to 2022, there were over 28,000 traffic crashes in Tennessee related to speeding, racing, reckless driving, or aggressive driving.
“The Tennessee Highway Patrol is combating a drastic escalation in speeding that has led directly to an increase in fatalities,” said THP Col. Matt Perry. “We are asking all drivers to join us in slowing down Tennessee. If you witness dangerous driving behavior, dial *THP (*847) to alert the nearest THP District Headquarters to respond.”
The Slow Down Tennessee campaign is in effect through April 29.