T.H.P. ​ Conducts “​Saturation ​E​nforcement​” In Robertson County  Friday​

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T.H.P. Conducts “Saturation Enforcement” In R.C.  Friday

Report from Friday’s “Saturation Enforcement” Now Available

SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Smokey Barn News received many calls and emails this afternoon. The main question? “What’s going on in Springfield on Memorial Blvd. Troopers are everywhere?” Tennessee State Troopers were in Robertson County Friday conducting what they call “Saturation Enforcement.”

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Lieutenant Bill Miller

Smokey Barn News spoke to Lieutenant Bill Miller, spokesman for the T.H.P., Friday afternoon.  According to Lieutenant Miller,  “Saturation Enforcement is where troopers will come into an area and enforce the laws or rules of the road with a ‘zero tolerance’ approach.  It’s geared towards altering reckless driving behavior in a community in-order to prevent or at least reduce fatal crashes, and save lives”, Miller said.

Lieutenant Miller told Smokey Barn News that the T.H.P.  looks at statistics in an area, kind of like a report card. They look at things like, how many fatal accidents we’ve had, how many DUI’s, how many speeding tickets, amongst other data. That data is kind of a like a window in to the general behavior of a community. With that data, the T.H.P. puts together a plan, and though there are several facets to it, part of the plan will entail, “Saturation Enforcement.” It is designed  to save lives and make the roads safer for everyone.

After analyzing the statistical data from Robertson County drivers, Friday was chosen by the T.H.P. to descend on Memorial Blvd in Springfield. If you were in Springfield today and you broke a traffic law you may have met a T.H.P. officer.

Did everyone that was pulled over get a ticket? “No,” Miller Said, “Though it is ‘zero tolerance’ the Trooper still has discretion but a lot of tickets were handed out.”

How Did We Do?

Lieutenant Miller has forwarded the results from Friday’s “Saturation Enforcement” to Smokey Barn News. The report covers how many and what type of tickets were issued,  as well as how many arrests were made. See the report below.

Did you see the T.H.P. in Robertson County today? Did you get a ticket? Tell us about it in comments below. Follow reactions to this story on Facebook.

Saturation Enforcement REPORT

Below are the results of the “Saturation Enforcement” from last Friday.

Total of citations issued: (49)

CRD Law “Child Restraint Device”: (1)

Registration Law: (2)

Other DR law “Drivers Licence”: (1)

Safety Belt Law: (33)

Revoked/Suspended DL: (6)

Other: (6)

Arrests: (2) One for outstanding Robertson County warrant and the other was for Possession of Stolen Property and Driving While revoked for DUI.

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  1. Clarence Gober

    Don’t know why we would need THP coming up here…doesn’t parking that Springfield Police car at the corner of Tom Austin and Memorial intimidate people into submission?

    • William

      True the THP really thinks we the people, who are their bossess? I think we need to petition our state government officials to put a stop to their scare tactics! Let’s let the public vote on the matter of having a police state.

  2. Chelsea

    You dont need the feds for “saturation”

  3. anichole

    I wish people would stop saying its just about money, it may or may not be about it. I like the fact they came to springfield, like paul said springfield is getting bad. Yall want to complain about the robberys, drug dealers, etc. but also want to complain about state troppers coming into town. Which is it, do yall want them to fix the problems or leave??!!! make up your mind. So what if it wasn’t city cops, it was some type of law enforcement, that should be what matters not what type of cop they are ! let them do their job an stop complaining about every dang thing

  4. william

    NOTHING BUT BULLIES OPPRESSING THE POOR AND WEAK. JUST AN ABUSE OF AUTHORITY, AND I CANT BELIEVE THEY REALLY THONK THEY ARE ACCOMPLISHING ANYTHING. REVENUE TO EXPAND THE OPPRESSION IN A SOCIETY OF TYRANNY.

  5. Kathryn Randolph

    If you are obeying the laws you don’t have to worry about being pulled over, getting a ticket or losing your money. Simple.

  6. Henry

    Thomas Chance I have been pull over and lectured twice for drag racing from point a to point b and was never given a ticket, that was from a Tennessee State Trooper.

    • Jeremiah

      The point is what they are doing is training for martial law … And for those who do not believe we are seeing the beginning of martial law and that Obama will declare martial law next month probably around the 13 of Sept

  7. sgane1997

    They were at kroger round 3:30 .looked like someone was arrested.they were there awhile.

  8. Annette Suell

    Should check hwy 25 East (Barren Plains Rd) Have reported same speeding van to county several times with tag # and have picture. Nothing done!

  9. mark h

    they need to get out of springfield and leave people alone, they are riding up and down the road looking for things to take peoples money, it is getting where you can not do anything for the cops, when something serious happens, you can’t find a cop

  10. David

    Traffic is the least of Spingfields problems !!

  11. Kaitlyn Green

    This is wild I can understand needing help but this is just money grubbing government. I respect what they are doing but dang.

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