Distracted driving continues to be a major threat on Tennessee highways and building on the successful first tour, Tennessee's Highway Safety Office and Highway Patrol plan a second statewide bus tour to crack down on distracted driving.
The week of October 9th, two black and tan buses marked with THP logos will travel statewide, carrying law enforcement officers inside who will be observing motorists for traffic violations. Patrol vehicles will be notified, and violators will be pulled over.
Each participating district will conduct approximately two hours of traffic enforcement.
Officers will be looking for drivers who are eating, texting, tweeting, snapchatting or exhibiting any other behavior indicating lack of focus on their driving.
In April, the first bus tour yielded more than 200 traffic citations.