Drivers will notice more officers than usual patrolling on Interstate 24 and U.S. Highway 41/70 South throughout Rutherford County.
Teams of extra law enforcement officers patrolling those highways encouraged drivers to refrain from texting and driving as part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April.
Distracted drivers caused 1,460 crashes last year in Rutherford County.
Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers and a Tennessee Highway Safety Office representative, MTSU, La Vergne, Smyrna and Murfreesboro Police and the Sheriff's Office participated.
Officers issued 166 citations for distracted driving, seat belt, child safety seats and other driving offenses.