"Slow Down Memphis" in stylized grunge paint

Speeding and distracted driving endangers EVERYONE on the road.

Beginning August 5th, the multi-agency “Slowdown Memphis” operation will begin on interstates in Memphis. This is a partnership between the TN Highway Patrol (THP), Memphis Police Department, and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

Interstate patrols will target all violations occurring on the interstate within Memphis. Officers will work to suppress and prevent Interstate shootings, and enforce all laws governing reckless driving and excessive speeding. Officers will also identify counterfeit tags and stolen vehicles, issue citations, and make physical arrests holding violators responsible for their actions.

Speed Related Crashes


During 2019 and 2020 Memphis, TN had 1,565 speed related crashes.

Involved drivers age 18-24


36% of speeding-related crashes in TN from 2017-2019 involved drivers between 18 and 24 years old.


First responders are injured or killed by vehicle strikes every year while responding to emergency calls. When you see Police, Fire or Ambulance slow down, yield, and move over. Faster response times can help save a life including your own. Move Over Memphis, it’s the law.

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 roadway users.

Fatalities Year to Date (YTD)