The Tennessee Highway Patrol State Troopers’ “Drive to Zero” fatalities campaign over Memorial Day weekend will have increased patrols, checkpoints and other tools to help keep motorists safe.
The enforcement period will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 23 and end at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 26.
Ten people were killed in Memorial Day traffic crashes in 2013, down from the 14 deaths that occurred during the 2012 Memorial Day period.
The THP says that seven of the fatalities were alcohol-related and three were unrestrained.
TDOT will halt all construction projects and use the messaging boards across the state to post traffic safety messages throughout the Memorial Day weekend.
The “No Refusal” enforcement will be conducted in one county in each of the eight THP Districts across the state during the Memorial Day period. “No Refusal” allow law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers.