A 64-hour operation was declared on the weekend of 4th of July

Tennessee law enforcement agencies are gearing up for what is expected to be one of the busiest holiday weekends as 4th of July celebrations kick off. Memphis, Tenn. (WMC) is abuzz with preparations.

On Tuesday, a new initiative called “No more on 64” was announced just in time for the holiday weekend. The main objective is to reduce the number of crash fatalities in the state by implementing a 64-hour operation.

This weekend, all eyes will be on Highway 64, a major roadway that stretches across the state and begins right here in Memphis and Shelby County.

According to Buddy Lewis, the director of the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, there will be an increase in traffic enforcement along 404 miles of US Highway from Memphis to the North Carolina border by participating agencies.

The Shelby County Traffic Safety Task Force is collaborating with various agencies to ensure the success of this operation. Not only are all the agencies within the task force involved, but also agencies from neighboring counties are joining in to support the cause.

According to Lewis, the establishment of the task force has contributed to a decline in crash fatalities in Shelby County. He believes that the upcoming operation will further support their efforts in reducing such incidents.

He stated that there are currently 29 fewer fatalities in Shelby County compared to the same date last year.

AAA predicts that more than 60 million individuals will be traveling via car during this weekend. The authorities will be vigilant for reckless driving and drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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Chief Deputy for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Anthony Buckner, advises drivers to make wise decisions on the road this holiday weekend to avoid ending up in a Shelby County Jail.

According to Memphis Police Department Assistant Chief, Don Crowe, the citizens, police department, and all the agencies in Memphis are tired of the dangerous driving on the roads.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, DUI crews will be present and checkpoints will be set up throughout west Tennessee.

According to the group, it is important for individuals who are under the influence to either stay home or designate a sober driver to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the road.

Law enforcement authorities will increase their presence on all roadways during the 4th of July weekend, with a particular focus on Highway 64.

From 8 a.m. on Friday, July 5, until midnight on Sunday, July 7, the operation will be in progress.

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