The Tennessee Highway Patrol says 1,007 individuals have died on roadways in the state so far this year, 61 more than on this date a year ago. The Tennessee Highway Safety Office is working to reduce Tennessee traffic fatalities as part of the country’s Toward Zero Death program.
TZD is a national strategy on highway safety to advocate for eliminating serious injuries and deaths. As part of the program, a number of local law enforcement agencies are beefing up their seatbelt uasage enforcement. From November 16 – 29, participating agencies across Tennessee will increase seat belt enforcement as part of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign.
Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night.