Troopers Continue Summer DUI Enforcement Efforts

July 17, 2012

The Georgia State Patrol is continuing its enforcement efforts to intercept impaired drivers this summer.  July is typically the month when motor vehicle travel is heaviest across the state and troopers are watching for impaired drivers, motorists who are not buckling up, and adults not properly restraining children.

Almost two months into the 2012 campaign of "100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T.", state troopers across Georgia have arrested 2,196 people for driving under the influence and issued more than 8,840 citations for seat belt violations.  There have been nearly 1,500 citations for child restraint violations. 

The 100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) campaign is a multi-jurisdictional highway safety enforcement strategy designed to reduce fatal crash counts during Georgia’s deadly holiday driving period from Memorial Day through Labor Day. H.E.A.T., or Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic, is a program coordinated in Georgia by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. 

The Georgia State Patrol reminds all drivers who will be traveling this summer to plan trips carefully in advance; make sure everyone is properly restrained; and use a designated driver if you have consumed alcohol.