Watch out for local speed enforcement during Slow Down Tennessee campaign

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Metro Moore Sheriff Department deputies will conduct extra patrols to enforce speeding and other traffic related violations during the week of April 14 – 28 in partnerships with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office. (File Photo)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Metro Moore County Sheriff’s Department will partner with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for Slow Down Tennessee during the week of April 14 – 28. During that week, local officials will increase education, awareness, and enforcement efforts to help reduce speeding-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities in Moore County.

Over the past three years within Moore County, we have had 175 crashes with more than 90 people injured, and three fatalities due to excessive speed, according to local law enforcement. During the dates of this campaign, Moore County deputies will conduct extra patrols to enforce speeding and other traffic related violations.

To help raise awareness, Moore County Sheriff’s Office has a limited number of SLOW DOWN Tennessee yard signs that are free, first come first serve. Please stop by their office if you want one for your yard.

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.

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