Law enforcement will be stationed every 20 miles over holiday weekend

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Officers in Tennessee are working together to keep you and your family safe on the roads over the long holiday weekend.

There have been 914 fatalities on Tennessee roadways so far this year, which is up 82 from last year.

There will a state trooper or sheriff’s deputy stationed every 20 miles on our interstates during the most-travelled times over the Thanksgiving holiday.

“Tennessee has the largest amount of interstates out of all the states. We have a little over 2,500 miles—2,555 miles,” said Sgt. Travis Plotzer.

“We’re going to do our part. We’re going to place troopers every 20 miles. Also our local partners with the local sheriff’s department and police department are going to help out,” he said.

During last year’s 120-hour holiday period, 8 people were killed in crashes across the state.

Click here for more on the holiday week and further travel details.