The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has launched Operation Safe Holidays to ask drivers to be extra careful on Georgia roads so the state doesn’t reach a 6-year milestone of traffic deaths.
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Friday, December 28, 2012
In recent years, Georgia has used the holiday season to reinforce the state’s zero tolerance policy for impaired driving. If you’re over the limit, you’re under arrest. It’s that simple. However, the end of 2012 has brought a new sense of urgency for Georgia besides making New Year’s resolutions. That’s because for the first time in 6 years, Georgia is on track to experience an increase in traffic fatalities, according to Marietta Police. If fatalities maintain their current rate, the state will surpass last year’s total of 1,226 deaths on our roadways. That’s why the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) is adding a special message to its normal enforcement campaign this time of year, Marietta Police said in a press release. In …
In Georgia, we experienced 298 alcohol-related fatalities on roads in 2010. That represents one quarter of all traffic death.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has launched its zero tolerance campaign on impaired driving for the Labor Day weekend. This campaign will go through the Labor Day weekend and will be focused on ensuring that the roadways are safe from impaired drivers. Why such focus on drunk drivers? Because despite all 50 states outlawing driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or more, 2010 still saw more than 10,000 people die in crashes involving an impaired driver, according to Marietta Police. In Georgia, we experienced 298 alcohol-related fatalities on roads in 2010. That represents one quarter of all traffic deaths, Marietta Police said. Across the country in 2010, 147 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes …