Blount County Sheriff's Office Community Outreach Director Jarrod Millsaps knows the Dragon well.
travels the treacherous stretch of highway a few times each month, trying to stop motorcycle riders from taking dangerous risks on the roadway's serpentine switchbacks.
"The speed limit is 30 miles per hour until you get to the North Carolina line," Millsaps
"It's also double yellow all the way into North Carolina, which means it's a no-passing zone."
But many riders don't obey those rules.
We saw one in action Wednesday afternoon.
The driver traveled closely behind Millsaps
' unmarked vehicle until oncoming traffic cleared, then sped around Millsaps, nearly clipping an oncoming motorcycle.
After being pulled over, the driver said he
got wrapped up in the adrenaline rush of the ride and made a risky mistake.
"It could've been a major accident," Millsaps
With four accidents on Monday alone and more riders on the way this week, Millsaps
is advising everyone to think twice before taking risks.
"As long as people come up here and obey the speed limits and obey the laws that are here, then they're going to have a great time and enjoy themselves," Millsaps