September 23, 2021

Georgia State Troopers Prepare for Summer Safety campaigns

(ATLANTA)–The Georgia State Patrol is participating with other law enforcement agencies across the state for the “100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T.” campaign.   The high visibility enforcement program’s goal is to reduce traffic deaths during the summer months.

H.E.A.T., or Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic, is a program coordinated by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety that targets speeders, alcohol and/or drug impaired drivers, aggressive drivers, motorists not wearing seat belts, or adults who do not properly restrain children.  The program begins Monday and continues through Labor Day.

“The period from Memorial Day through Labor Day has often been called the ‘deadly days of summer’ and we want to prevent serious traffic crashes from occurring,” according to Colonel Mark McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety.  “State troopers and Motor Carrier Compliance officers will be participating in all phases of the summer-long campaign.”

The campaign begins with the first seat belt enforcement concentration of the year.  Operation Click It or Ticket runs from Monday, May 21 through Sunday, June 3.

During the “100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T.” campaign, troopers, police officers, and sheriffs’ deputies will be conducting road checks and saturation patrols throughout the state.  “Look for roadchecks throughout the summer and at any time – day or night,” Colonel McDonough said.

 Colonel McDonough said seat belts should be worn during every trip in a motor vehicle, no matter the distance.  He encouraged adults who transport children to make sure child safety seats are properly installed and children are restrained at all times in a motor vehicle.  “Children do not know they are at risk while traveling in a motor vehicle and adults must make sure they are safe,” he said.

Press Release- Georgia State Patrol (5-24-12)

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