Tennessee Highway Patrol Announces 4th of July Traffic Enforcement Strategy – Clarksville Online

Nashville, TN – “Tennessee Highway Patrol is committed to keeping our roads safe this July 4th weekend,” said Col. Matt Perry.

“Soldiers will work diligently to curb distracted driving, enforce speed limits, ensure everyone is buckled up and arrest impaired drivers. I want everyone to have a fun and safe party weekend, Perry continued.

“Please do your part by paying attention to speed limits, ignoring your phone while driving, and making sure you and your passengers are wearing your seat belts. The most important step in planning your celebration is designating a sober driver or plan to use a ride-sharing service. Whatever you do, don’t drink or drive,” Perry said.

The THP will maximize manpower by partnering with local agencies. State troopers will also conduct saturation enforcement, sobriety and seat belt checkpoint patrols to help keep citizens safe.

During the holiday period of July 4, 2021, eight people were killed in fatal traffic accidents.

  • Three of the deaths were alcohol-related.
  • Four people were killed without seatbelts.
  • Two motorcyclists also died in fatal traffic accidents, one of the two was properly wearing a helmet.

If you see an impaired or reckless driver, please dial 911 or *THP (*847). A list of scheduled checkpoints for this holiday period is available at July Checkpoints. Historical statistical data for the holiday period of July 4, 2021 is also attached.

The mission of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security is to serve, secure, and protect the people of Tennessee.