TN Troopers Target Distracted Drivers With ‘Operation Incognito’ Starting Today.

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Marc Lee's Comment
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By Ashley - April 8, 2019 CDL Life

Tennessee police are launching a major enforcement campaign to catch distracted passenger and commercial vehicle drivers in the act.

The Tennessee Department of Highway Safety campaign is called “Operation Incognito” and it launched on Monday, April 8. Officers enforcing Operation Incognito will also be promoting National Work Zone Awareness Week, which runs from April 8 — 12.

As part of Operation Incognito, law enforcement officers across the state Tennessee will be hiding in buses decked out in the Tennessee Highway Patrol colors and logos in order to catch distracted drivers unaware. During a similar enforcement campaign last year, police handed out about 1,800 citations, according to News Channel 5.

“The primary focus of Operation Incognito is to reduce distracted driving, serious injury crashes, and fatalities,” said THSO Director Vic Donoho. “A secondary focus will promote awareness for high-risk construction zones across Tennessee. As distracted driving crashes continue to increase, the THSO and partners are committed to enhancing the motoring public’s safety through education and enforcement.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol also has its own custom Peterbilt that they use for similar enforcement campaigns, but it isn’t clear whether they’ll be using it for Operation Incognito.

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https://www.wate.com/news/tennessee/tennessee-highway-patrol-launches-distracted-driving-initiative-operation-incognito/1907808177

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Splitter's Comment
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Thanks for the heads up. I'm currently parked at the TA in Antioch, TN. Had an incredible stroke of luck.

Had to come up here from Shelbyville to washout my trailer at the 24 hr Blue Beacon. Figured with 48 reserved spots I'd pay for when I got done with the washout. When I got here, I wave to a Prime driver that was in a spot next to where i set up. He comes over & tells me don't pay for my spot cause the app had a glitch & assigned him 2 spots but only charged him for 1. He called customer service & they said that they couldn't resell that spot. I paid him $10 & he got me a receipt from the fuel desk for his second spot.

Why am I lucky? At 1900 when I got here, all 48 reserved spots were sold out! It pays to be polite & say hello to your coworkers.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Thanks for the heads up. I'm currently parked at the TA in Antioch, TN. Had an incredible stroke of luck. /blockquote>

Glad to help!

Often pays to be helpful and friendly. Never hurts!

Besides! It's my job here as "Anchor" (or so I've been told)!

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Splitter's Comment
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Thanks for the heads up. I'm currently parked at the TA in Antioch, TN. Had an incredible stroke of luck. /blockquote>

Glad to help!

Often pays to be helpful and friendly. Never hurts!

Besides! It's my job here as "Anchor" (or so I've been told)!

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Interesting that you use "anchor". Someone used to have that as their title. Instead of moderator it said anchor. Always wondered about that but, oh well...

Tractor Man's Comment
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Marc, Please check our the help video on how to use the "LINK" button. It is very simple. Thanks!

Marc Lee's Comment
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Thanks for the heads up. I'm currently parked at the TA in Antioch, TN. Had an incredible stroke of luck. /blockquote>

Glad to help!

Often pays to be helpful and friendly. Never hurts!

Besides! It's my job here as "Anchor" (or so I've been told)!

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Interesting that you use "anchor". Someone used to have that as their title. Instead of moderator it said anchor. Always wondered about that but, oh well...

NOT AN OFFICIAL ROLE! Just adopting a term I was given here!

Marc Lee's Comment
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Marc, Please check our the help video on how to use the "LINK" button. It is very simple. Thanks!

OK, Watched the vid.. I see it adds an href... that is the only thing I don't recall seeing. Pretty much the process I have been using (occasionally successfully)...

Just get "invalid address" or somesuch most of the time.

Brett???

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Just get "invalid address" or somesuch most of the time

If there's some kind of a redirect it usually won't let you place the link. I can update it to make it more tolerant of that.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Just get "invalid address" or somesuch most of the time

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If there's some kind of a redirect it usually won't let you place the link. I can update it to make it more tolerant of that.

That would be awesome!

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Donna M.'s Comment
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Wow thanks for the heads up. I’m back and forth across Tennessee. I stopped yesterday at Tennessee welcome center there were signs up about driving distracted. Came up 40 today to Henderson and going back tomorrow to Shelbyville. Didn’t see many cops.

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