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For Immediate Release
Knoxville Police Prepared For Holiday Traffic Enforcement
Knoxville Police Dept.
May 26, 2005 - Knoxville Police Department Patrol Coordinator Captain Gordon Catlett today announced traffic enforcement plans for the 4th of July holiday weekend. The special traffic enforcement effort will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2005 and conclude at Midnight on Tuesday, July 5, 2005.

KPD Traffic AnnouncementCaptain Catlett said the 4th of July holiday is typically one of the busiest travel periods of the year as families travel to and from vacation. Knoxville residents can expect a large increase in the volume of traffic from travelers headed to the beach or the mountains.

To help make the roads as safe as possible for all motorists, officers will be strictly enforcing the speed limit on interstates as well as major arterial roads throughout the city. Officers will also focus on motorists who are driving recklessly, following too closely, or who are driving while impaired. Officers will also cite motorists who are driving unrestrained or who have children who are either unrestrained or restrained improperly.

Captain Catlett said, "In addition to Directed Patrols and Saturation Patrols, the department will utilize SMART Units throughout the city to remind drivers to check their speed. By slowing down, increasing the following distance between your car and the one in front of you, and by wearing your seat belt, drivers greatly reduce their likelihood of being involved in a motor vehicle crash."

During the 2004 July 4th holiday enforcement campaign, officers issued 956 traffic related citations. Officers also investigated 49 vehicle crashes with 7 of those resulting in injuries. The last fatality to be recorded during a 4th of July holiday occurred in 2003.

Chief Owen said, "We want this extended holiday weekend to be as safe as possible for every resident or visitor to Knoxville. To accomplish this goal, our officers will be vigilant in citing motorists who are endangering not only their life, but the lives of other citizens."
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