Georgia Enters Second-Annual Speed Enforcement Operation
GEORGIA – July 11, 2018 (mdjonline.com) Law enforcement officers in the state of Georgia have begun their second-annual speed enforcement operation. Details of the operation are reported online by mdjonline.com.*
From July 16 through July 22, officers in Georgia will be heavily cracking down on speeding along interstates, highways, and local roads. The week-long effort is part of Operation Southern Shield, which debuted last year to national attention. During Operation Southern Shield, officers in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, and South Carolina spend the week focused on pulling over and citing drivers who break speed limits.
Last year’s event was considered a great success, with Georgia State Patrol Troopers and local law enforcement officers in Georgia issuing 12,469 speeding citations during the seven-day period. In addition, 552 suspected DUI drivers were taken to jail during the week, and officers arrested 472 people for felony offenses. The week resulted in a 35 percent reduction in traffic deaths compared to the rest of July.
The above-listed five states started Operation Southern Shield to address the number of speed-related traffic fatalities in the United States. In 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 10,000 people in the U.S. died in wrecks involving speeding. Speeding was a factor in 27 percent of fatal vehicle accidents that year and a factor in 31 percent of fatal accidents from 2005 to 2014.
“Our main focus this week is reducing crashes and providing a safer transportation experience for motorists traveling in our state,” said Col. Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety.
Drivers who are pulled over for speeding during the speed enforcement week should not expect to receive a warning. Drivers should strictly adhere to all posted speed limits or risk a ticket and fine.
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