The Manchester Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office for “Operation Southern Slowdown.” The purpose of this multi-jurisdictional campaign is to increase enforcement from now through July 23rd to reduce speeding across the southeast. The Manchester Police Department will increase education awareness and enforcement efforts to help reduce speeding-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities across Tennessee.
After receiving crash data, Manchester is showing a 27.3% increase in speed-related crashes.
The Manchester Police Department will be participating in Operation Southern Slowdown” by utilizing the Tennessee Highway Safety Office funding to hold extra saturation patrols to focus on speeding violations along with other traffic violations. The state of Tennessee requires motorists to always exercise due care and maintain a safe speed while driving. Speed limits may vary depending on the county and road conditions; Therefore, drivers must always pay attention to and adhere to posted speed limits to ensure the safety of all roadway users.