Published 7/21/21

On Wednesday, July 21st, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office joined the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Georgia Highway Patrol, Erlanger Health Systems, and other partners to promote "Operation Southern Shield." The purpose of this regional campaign is to increase traffic safety awareness and enforcement to reduce speeding across the Southeast.

More than 3000 fatal accidents can be attributed to speeding in the combined region of Tennessee and Georgia, for that reason officials state…We want this week to serve as the starting point for a reversal in the rising number of fatalities on our roads. Speed limits are set for the safety for everyone on the road and selfish drivers who choose to travel at speeds well above the posted limit are a threat not only to themselves but everyone on the road.