July 20th, 2020 – 4:00 PM
STAFF REPORTS –
Drivers who have been putting the pedal to the metal during the COVID-19 pandemic need to hit the brakes or expect to see blue lights in the rear view mirror when the “Operation Southern Shield” speed enforcement and awareness campaign begins on Monday, July 20th.
Those traveling in Georgia during Southern Shield week July 20-26 can expect to see state troopers, sheriff’s deputies and police officers enforcing all traffic laws.
The goal will be to prevent crashes by stopping motorists who are endangering public safety on Georgia roads by speeding, driving distracted, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and other violations of the state’s traffic laws.
James Owens, the Deputy Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration speaks more about this Operation in the video below: