Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2022-07-17 06:47:06 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WTVF) —Speed violations kill thousands of drivers each year, and authorities say the numbers continue to grow.
On Monday, July 18-24, the Tennessee Highway Safety Authority will launch a week-long “Operation Slowdown” campaign.
According to the Highway Safety Authority, there were nearly 23,000 speeding-related accidents in the state between 2017 and 2019. 36% of these crashes involved drivers between the ages of 18 and 24.
Operation Slowdown includes Tennessee as one of the five southeastern states that work to reduce speed violations during the summer. Officials said speed-violating drivers are almost three times more likely to be involved in a fatal or serious injury accident.
A reckless driver threatens everyone’s safety. They are asking people to take this message seriously because they can save lives.
To carry out this week’s campaign, more officers and state soldiers will stop speed-violating drivers along interstate and highways.
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