Rhea County Sheriff’s Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for “Slow Down Tennessee.” During April 14- 28 2023, the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department will increase education, awareness, and enforcement efforts to help reduce speed-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities statewide.
To ensure the safety of the public the sheriff’s department will be enforcing a Zero Tolerance Policy on speeding. Deputies will conduct saturation patrols along with high visibility enforcement. Our goal for this year is to continue to decrease the number of speed-related crashes within our roadways. Traffic enforcement is used to save lives, said Sheriff Mike Neal.

Speed related crashes in Rhea County:
2022- 11
2021- 12
2020- 15

Speed related fatalities in Rhea County:
2022- 2
2021- 0
2020- 2

The State of Tennessee requires motorists to always exercise due care and maintain a safe speed while driving. Speed limits may vary depending on the county and road conditions; therefore, drivers must always pay attention and adhere to posted speed limits to ensure the safety of all motorists.
For more information about speeding, visit www.tntrafficsafety.org/speeding.