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Lebanon Police Increasing Traffic Patrols

Posted at 7:10 PM, Jul 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-12 20:20:48-04

Police in Lebanon are planning to have extra traffic patrols on the roads over the course of the next several weeks in hopes of making Lebanon roads a safer place to drive. 

Lebanon has seen constant growth along with the rest of Middle Tennessee, and with more drivers on the road, the more dangerous the roads can be. 

Police decided to heighten the traffic enforcement because of that growth, in addition to citizen complaints, crash analysis, and the upcoming start of the new school year. 

While there will be more patrols on the road, there won't necessarily be more citations given to drivers. 

"We want to make sure that our conversation with you has made an impact, and if we believe that's the case, then often times a warning will be given," Sergeant PJ Hardy, public information officer for the Lebanon Police Department, said. 

The goal is to get more drivers obeying traffic laws, less drivers drinking and driving, more drivers wearing their seatbelts, and more drivers being courteous on the local roadways. 

Lebanon Police patrol and traffic units will participate in the enforcement, as well as special operations division members.