“The Tennessee Highway Patrol has partnered with several local law enforcement agencies and highway safety advocates, including the Governor’s Highway Safety Office and Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, to educate the motoring public of the consequences of impaired driving this holiday weekend. Our collective goal is to prevent injury crashes and reduce roadway fatalities at all costs. Together, we hope to protect Tennessee roadways from those who make careless decisions.” said Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons
Last year 10 people were killed in fatal crashes on Tennessee roadways during Labor Day weekend. This is down from previous years but officials would like to see that number eventually become 0.
“The consequences of drinking and driving are deadly,” said GHSO Director Kendell Poole. “To avoid a tragic crash or an arrest for impaired driving, do us all a favor…don’t drink and drive. Our goal is to make Tennessee’s roadways the safest in the nation for everyone.”
The highway patrol will have numerous sobriety checkpoints in high volume and high crash corridors across the state to look for aggressive and impaired drivers as well as safety belt violators.
For more information on the national crackdown, visit www.StopImpairedDriving.org