Law enforcement officers in five states are joining forces for a speeding enforcement effort.
From Monday, July 19 to Saturday, July 24, police in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee are talking part in “Operation Southern Shield.” Both local law enforcement and state police agencies will be participating in the annual speeding blitz.
Today marks the beginning of Operation Southern Shield in AL, FL, GA, SC & TN and runs until July 24. All drivers are urged to slow down & obey speed limits to help reduce injury & fatal crashes. @FLHSMV @MyFDOT_Tampa pic.twitter.com/20jhpgQ7Cm
— FHP Tampa (@FHPTampa) July 19, 2021
During the week-long effort, multiple law enforcement agencies will increase patrols to locate and ticket drivers who are exceeding the speed limit.
Operation Southern Shield takes place during the “100 Deadly Days of Summer,” which is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when traffic fatalities typically increase.
Police will also be on the lookout for other aggressive driving behaviors like tailgating, unsafe lane changes, and illegal passing.