THP Keeping Tennessee Roads Safe July 4th

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If you drive on Tennessee's roads and highways while under the influence, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be looking for you during the Fourth of July holiday.

The THP is conducting a variety of traffic safety initiatives, utilizing data-driven enforcement strategies during the Fourth of July holiday period to help reduce serious injury and fatal crashes across the state.

The traffic safety campaign began at 12:01am Friday, June 30 and ends at midnight Tuesday, July 4.

During last year's 96-hour Fourth of July holiday period, 14 people were killed. State troopers arrested 166 individuals statewide on suspicion of impaired driving and cited 1,849 motorists for violation of the seat belt law during last year's Fourth of July period.

Eleven out of 14 people killed were wearing seat belts, three of the traffic deaths were alcohol-related.

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