Troopers Participating in Hands Across the Border Campaign

September 2, 2015

ATLANTA—The Georgia State Patrol is teaming up with their law enforcement counterparts from Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida this week for the Annual Hands Across the Border campaign to target impaired drivers. There will be a news conference and roadcheck held every day through Friday to promote safe driving. “These events will not only be focused on encouraging motorists to not drive impaired, but will also remind them to slow down and buckle up during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend,” said Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

Each day troopers along with their counterparts will distribute safety education brochures and materials at the Georgia Welcome Center and an hour later they will do the same at the welcome center in the neighboring state. This is the 24th year that the Georgia State Patrol has participated in the Hands Across the Border campaign. “Not only is this a time to educate motorists on safe driving habits, but it is also a time where law enforcement agencies can come together to exchange valuable information and ideas regarding safety education,” added Colonel McDonough.

Hands Across the Border is coordinated through the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. For more information on locations and times of media events, please visit:

Contact Information: 
DPS Public Information Office - (404) 624-7597