Local deputies look to reduce speeding during Operation Southern Slow Down

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Moore County Sheriff’s Office will partner with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for Operation Southern Slow Down through July 23 as part of a multi-jurisdictional campaign to reduce speeding across the Southeast. Other participating states will include Alabama, Florida, and South

During this campaign, MCSO will increase education, awareness, and enforcement efforts to help reduce speeding-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities across Tennessee.

In 2022, Moore County had a total of 102 total crashes, and 56 total in 2023 so far. Their goal is to reduce these numbers through enforcement, education, and awareness shared through social media.

The State of Tennessee requires motorists to always exercise due care and maintain a safe speed while driving. Speed limits may vary depending on the county and road conditions; therefore, drivers must always pay attention and adhere to posted speed limits to ensure the safety of all roadway users. For more information, please visit www.tntrafficsafety.org.•

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