BCSO promotes “slow down Tennessee” to reduce speed related crashed

News, Press Release

CLEVELAND, TN. (October 11, 2021) — The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to promote “Slow Down Tennessee.” During October 15 – 29, BCSO will increase education and enforcement efforts to help reduce speeding-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities statewide. The public is encouraged to participate by using #SlowDownTN on social media to help spread awareness.

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office has increased routine speed reductions, especially in school zones, and prioritized DUI enforcement, in order to lower the number of serious injury crashes in Bradley County. The deputies utilize speed trailers, radar, and observation techniques in problem areas. BCSO will also be monitoring highly traveled roadways in Bradley County, in order to combat speeding, reckless driving, and all other traffic offenses.

The State of Tennessee requires motorists to always exercise due care and maintain a safe speed while driving. Speed limits may vary depending on the county and road conditions; therefore, drivers must always pay attention and adhere to posted speed limits to ensure the safety of all roadway users.

For more information and resources about speeding, visit www.tntrafficsafety.org/speeding

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