(MURFREESBORO) It's the extended Thanksgiving holiday weekend and drivers are asked to “Slow Down, Buckle Up & Stay Focused”. Rutherford County Traffic Safety Task Force members are out in full-force over this extended travel period and are looking for motorists who are driving under the influence, speeding or driving with road rage.
Law enforcement officers conducted a pre-Thanksgiving enforcement last Friday (11/19/2021) reminding drivers to be extra cautious while traveling during the holiday.
Murfreesboro Police Sgt. Greg Walker said officers from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and Murfreesboro Police Department combined forces for the task force’s “Slow Down, Buckle Up & Stay Focused” traffic detail.
When drivers see the blue lights, it seems to have a good effect on people because they realize they may be speeding, need to buckle their seat belt or put their phone down, Walker said.
“My goal is to hold a traffic enforcement detail one day and not be able to find one person in violation of any traffic law,” Walker said. “Then we would know it was a truly successful event.”
Here are the violations:
- DUI: 1
- Hands Free: 33
- Seatbelt: 20
- Speeding: 22
- Improper Lane Change/Passing: 5
- Fail to Obey Signal: 1
- Registration: 7
- Insurance: 7
- DWOL: 3
- Illegal Parking: 4
- Crash Investigations: 4