The Traffic Safety Unit is funded partially with the assistance from grants from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, in conjunction with the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA). A portion of the grant goes toward saturation enforcement's in the area of U.S. Highway 129 known as The Dragon, a popular destination for motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country. View current dragon statistics via: http://www.dragonawareness.com/
In 2019, the Unit investigated a total of 953 crashes on county and state routes. At the end of 2019, the Traffic Safety Unit was comprised of a lieutenant, sergeant, and four deputies.
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