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.