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.”
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.