Law Enforcement Officers Back on I-20 for Follow-up G-TACT Wave

July 16, 2009

GEORGIA TARGETING AGGRESSIVE CARS AND TRUCKS

NEWS RELEASE

(ATLANTA) - Law enforcement officers in Carroll and Douglas counties are back on Interstate 20 this week for a follow-up enforcement wave of Georgia's TACT Project.  G-TACT, or Georgia Targeting Aggressive Cars and Trucks, is an education and enforcement campaign to raise awareness among drivers of the dangers associated with risky driving around semi-trucks.  The first wave of G-TACT on I-20 was conducted last month.

   The follow-up wave of G-TACT is being held through the end of the day Thursday in the stretch of I-20 from Georgia Highway 113 in Carroll County to Thornton Road in Douglas County.  The goal of the Georgia TACT project is to educate the motoring public about the dangers they face when they cut off the big rigs or tailgate the trucks.

    In addition to targeting both cars and trucks that are following too closely, making improper lane changes, driving aggressively, or improper passing, officers will be conducting commercial motor vehicle safety inspections during the enforcement effort.

   During a five-day enforcement effort in June, officers, troopers, and deputies issued 444 traffic citations and 330 warnings.  There were also 401 safety inspections conducted by enforcement officers on commercial motor vehicles.

   The Georgia TACT Project is funded with a grant from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  More information on the Georgia TACT Project is available at http://georgiatact.net

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