The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department will join the Tennessee Highway Patrol and local police agencies in cooperation with the Governor’s Highway Safety Office in a nationwide campaign to reduce traffic fatalities by 15 percent in 2014, a press release said. The Drive To Zero Fatalities was initiated by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is being promoted by the Tennessee Sheriff’s Association and the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police.
The Drive to Zero Fatalities campaign is a data-driven effort that will focus on several traffic safety goals, the press release said. Sheriff’s deputies, state troopers, and local police officers will work together to reduce fatalities in Anderson County and to step up enforcement efforts for drunk and impaired drivers, distracted drivers, speeding, and seat belt use. Saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints will be a part of this effort.
A sobriety checkpoint sponsored by the Oliver Springs Police Department along with the Governor’s Highway Safety Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be held during the evening hours of May 23 on Tri-County Boulevard (State Route 61/62) in Oliver Springs.
This effort is supported by a grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation, Governor’s Highway Safety Office.