Middle Georgia Motorists beware!, the 100 days of Summer HEAT is under way.
Heat stands for Helping End Aggressive Traffic and is sponsored by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
This is the 10th consecutive season that all 159 Georgia counties will be rolling out waves of enforcement with a mission to reduce fatal crash counts during the summer months.
"We're gonna jump right into it. There won't be any warning period. The law is clear. .08 is DUI and we're going ot be looking for those impaired drivers." -Capt. Charlie Gunnels/Bibb Sheriff's Office
Bibb County has several dedicated HEAT units that will be patrolling the roads and highways. There will also be roadblocks set up at various times and locations during the campaign.
And though law enforcement will be writing tickets, the main purpose of 100 days of summer heat is to increase public safety.
"This is about educating the drivers, getting them to slow down. It is also about saving lives on the highways of the state." Sgt. Anthony Vadini/Bibb Sheriff's Office
Along with Summer HEAT, law enforcement agencies across the state are also kicking off the summer "click it or ticket" campaign. In 2010, there were 217 speed related fatalities across Georgia. Among those, drivers who were speeding were twice as likely to not be wearing their seatbelts as those who were not.
The 100 days of Summer HEATcampaign will run through September 2nd, the current click it or ticket initiative runs through June 2nd.
Created: Mon, 20 May 2013 08:23:47 EST
Updated: Fri, 31 May 2013 10:03:08 EST