Tennessee Highway Safety Office launches ‘Slow Down Tennessee’ campaign

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -The Tennessee Highway Safety Office announced the launch of a new speeding prevention campaign called, “Slow Down Tennessee.”

The campaign is in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Tennessee Department of Transportation, AAA, Students Against Destructive Decisions and several law enforcement agencies.

From April 16-30, agencies will increase public education, awareness and enforcement efforts to reduce speeding-related crashes, injuries and fatalities statewide.

“Slow Down Tennessee’ is the collaboration of various public safety partners with a shared mission to improve driver behavior and save lives,” said Director Buddy Lewis of the THSO. “We have all noticed the spike in reckless driving occurring since the pandemic. All we ask of the motoring public is to be considerate of other roadway users and obey the traffic laws, so we can all make it home safely.”

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