Tennessee HP aims to reduce crashes, save lives with new software

There were over 1,000 fatal crashes in the state of Tennessee in 2016. Officers are now stepping up efforts even more and trying to lives.

“Often times just the mere presence of the patrol car alone can help deter behavior,” Lt. Travis Plotzer, Tennessee Highway Patrol, said.

The technology is called the predictive crash analytic software. It’s used by THP officers and will be given to the 95 sheriff departments across Tennesssee.

“What we use this technology for is where we can better deploy our resources, for when they have uncommitted patrol time and they are not answering calls for service. They can patrol these areas and try to make a difference,”  Lt. Plotzer said.