Tennessee Challenge: Zero I-40 Holiday Deaths

Nov 27, 2013



Credit tn.gov/safety

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is again stepping up efforts to reduce traffic deaths on the state’s highways.


The Tennessee Highway Patrol has issued a challenge to seven other states for zero fatalities on Interstate 40 over the Thanksgiving holiday.

State police and highway patrol agencies will step up patrols along the I-40 corridor Wednesday through Sunday, the busiest travel days of the period.

Law enforcement officials from California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and North Carolina have all accepted the challenge.

Each agency will assign a trooper every 20 miles along I-40. The eight participating states will also focus on commercial vehicle and bus safety during the I-40 challenge.