While the University of Tennessee and University of Georgia football teams prepare to take the field in a southeastern conference battle, the two home state's law enforcement agencies will be out in full force.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is teaming up with the Georgia State Patrol for a “Tailgating For Safety,” event at the Georgia Welcome Center on Interstate 75.
With so many traffic fatalities this year, troopers are taking a proactive approach to what is expected to be a busy weekend on the road as Vols and Bulldog fans head to Athens for the game.
THP and GSP expects thousands of traveling fans over the next three days, it’s why they are partnering to make sure everyone gets there safely.
Troopers had a day of public safety awareness and safety education. The main goal is to remind traveling fans and encourage them to wear their seat belt, not to drive distracted and to never drive under the influence.
The Tennessee Vols take on the Georgia Bulldogs Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Athens, Georgia.
Both the Tennessee Highway Patrol and Georgia State Patrol said they'll have extra patrols out throughout the weekend.
Troopers said when it comes to safety ‘we are all on the same team.’