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Operation Southern Shield to start next Monday

Authorities in Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina are all increasing speed enforcement.

TENNESSEE, USA — Authorities in several southern states will be stepping up enforcement on the roads. 

Operation Southern Shield begins July 20 and lasts one week. 

Authorities in Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina are all increasing speed enforcement.

Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows the number of traffic deaths dropped by 29 percent during last year's operation compared to previous years without it. 

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