Georgia State Patrol Report for July
Valdosta, GA - Georgia State Patrol troopers police Valdosta interstates and highways from Post #31. On August 3, 2018, the Georgia State Patrol released statistics relating to traffic enforcement, and other law enforcement encounters experienced by troopers from Post #31, according to Valdostatoday.com.*
The troopers from Post #31 were busy in July of 2018. Although the troopers' primary mission is to police the highways of the state, Georgia Patrol troopers assist local and county police departments with accident investigations and criminal investigations as well. Post #31 troopers investigated 106 motor vehicle crashes within their jurisdiction. Among those crashes, one was a fatality, and 53 individuals suffered an injury.
Post #31 troopers made their presence known to people who violated the rules of the road. Post #31 troopers issued 845 citations for moving infractions, 155 seatbelt violations, 22 child safety seat infractions, and issued 346 speeding tickets. These troopers stopped 1,293 vehicles and issued some form of penalty. They also stopped 1,135 cars and issued written warnings to the operators of those vehicles.
Post #31 Georgia Patrol troopers were involved in criminal interdiction as well. They arrested 22 people for operating under the influence, made seven drug arrests, and apprehended one wanted person.
Now that schools will open in August, Post #31 troopers offered safety advice to drivers in the Valdosta area. They reminded operators to pay attention to school zones, school buses, and watch out for pedestrians. Furthermore, the troopers offered a reminder that commuters become easily accustomed to getting to and from work when the roads are free from school bus traffic. Commuting times will increase now once school buses return to the area and the Post #31 troopers encourage you to account for that and leave more time. This is a subtle warning not to become frustrated with slow-moving school buses and traffic congestion, which can lead to aggressive and reckless driving.
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