From Monday, October 9, to Thursday, October 12, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) and the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) partnered with local law enforcement for Tennessee’s second statewide bus tour to crack down on distracted driving. The THP provided two large, black and tan buses marked with THP logos to transport law enforcement as they observed motorists for traffic violations.
“Combatting distracted driving is not a simple task,” said Vic Donoho, Director of the THSO. “Our mission is to change driver behavior through increased education and enforcement, but we can’t do this alone.”
Officers representing various agencies riding the THP bus communicated with ground units after observing traffic violations to initiate the execution of enforcement action. Each district conducted approximately two hours of enforcement. Click here for photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/9xmdMJbhhkzVkhYi1
“This campaign has grown tremendously due to increased support from local law enforcement and our traffic safety partners,” said Donoho. “I would like to thank the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Kyle W. Kiihnl Memorial Foundation, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, TriStar Skyline Medical Center, Columbia Driver Services Center, THP, and every police department and sheriff’s office that joined the initiative.”
In April 2017, Tennessee’s first bus tour yielded 224 total traffic citations statewide. During the second tour, law enforcement officers issued a total of 905 citations statewide. For more information, please contact Arriale Tabson at firstname.lastname@example.org.