Local deputies increase speeding enforcement during Slow Down Tennessee weeks

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — If you tend to drive with a lead foot, you might want to closely monitor your speeds in April.

The Metro Moore County Sheriff’s Office will partner with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to promote Slow Down Tennessee. During April 15 – 29, local deputies will increase education, awareness, and enforcement efforts to help reduce speeding-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities statewide.

Since 2019, Moore County has had 18 speed related crashes, 32 crashes due to distracted driving, 21 crashes with impaired drivers, 87 teen driving crashes, 19 drivers who were unbelted, and 142 crashes that resulted in personal injury.

“We want to make a difference and lower our crash ratings in Moore County by education, enforcement, and being visible in high traffic areas” says Captain Shane Taylor “Our efforts will involve saturation patrols for enforcement, and placing signage out to remind our citizens to slow down”.

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. To learn more about the state program, click here. •

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