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Tennessee Highway Patrol Offering Word of Caution for this Weekend

According to AAA, nearly 700,000 Tennesseans will drive to various destinations for Memorial Day weekend, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol wants to offer a word of caution before you hit the road, especially if you plan on drinking this weekend.

In 2020, 394 people had lost their lives by this weekend on Tennessee roadways. Already in 2021, there have been 499 fatalities. That’s a 26.6 percent increase.

THP has made it their mission to remind drivers to follow the rules of the road – wear your seatbelt, drive safely, and don’t drink and drive. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is increasing patrols over the weekend.

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. He is currently the play by play voice of the Coffee County Red Raiders on The Rooster 101.5. Lucky has done play-by-play for 3,500 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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