Clarksville, TN – On July 23rd, 2019, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Clarksville Police Department, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) conducted a bus tour to increase awareness of the new Hands Free Tennessee law.
Law enforcement rode in an unmarked bus and after observing traffic violations, communicated to ground units to initiate traffic stops. Law enforcement focused on drivers using their cell phones while their vehicles were in motion.
“Our goal was to increase driver awareness of the new Hands Free Tennessee law,” said Sandra Brandon, Public Information Officer with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
“We want to remind drivers the slightest distraction from a cell phone could lead to a traffic crash that kills or injuries a pedestrian, construction worker, or fellow driver,” Brandon stated.
Fifty-seven citations were issued for traffic violations, with seventeen warning citations issued for violation of the Hands Free Tennessee law.