Tennessee troopers jump in trucks to catch texters
The Tennessee Highway Patrol has taken to trucks to spot car, pickup and minivan drivers violating day-to-day rules like not wearing a seatbelt, texting while driving and, according to an article from Knox News, drivers with “beer can tabs popped open.”
The article says the Tennessee Highway Patrol owns the truck used in the expeditions, and the officer driving the truck relays information of those outside the law to troopers in patrol cars, who track them down and issue the trickets.
Moreover, a whopping 97 troopers in the state of Tennessee have a CDL and are capable of manning the truck, which is being driven as part of the state’s “Stay Alive on 75″ program aimed at reducing crashes on the state’s highways by increasing awareness of what causes crashes.
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