If you are traveling on I-75 anywhere in the country this weekend, expect to see a lot of state troopers.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is part of an effort with five other states to keep one of the country's major interstates safe and fatality-free.
I-75 runs through six states: Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan. From March 28–30, troopers in all those states be part of an enhanced enforcement called "Staying Alive on I-75." With all states working together, the entire 1,786 miles of I-75 will be covered under this enforcement action.
"The Tennessee Highway Patrol is proud to participate in this multi-state campaign. I have challenged all members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol to think strategically and use all available resources to help reduce the number of fatalities in Tennessee, not just this weekend, but throughout this entire year. As part of our own 'Drive to Zero Fatalities' campaign, we will be aggressive in the enforcement of reckless traffic violations that lead to injury or fatal crashes on Tennessee's highways," Colonel Tracy Trott said.
During the three day period, law enforcement agencies in each state will have an increased presence on I-75, focusing on distracted driving. In addition, troopers in each state will be checking for aggressive drivers, speeders, seatbelt use, and commercial vehicle safety.
Tennessee state troopers will enforce a zero tolerance policy for reckless traffic violations that contribute to crashes.
"The citizens of Tennessee deserve the safest highways possible. Multi-state efforts like this one help us better protect the motoring public and save lives," Trott said.