DPS Conducting Statewide “Stop the Threat” Traffic Enforcement Campaign

November 3, 2015

(Atlanta)— Georgia State Patrol Troopers and Motor Carrier Compliance Officers with the Georgia Department of Public Safety are conducting a three-day statewide traffic enforcement safety detail focusing on the unsafe operation of commercial motor vehicles. The operation began Tuesday, November 3, and ends on Thursday, November 5. It is a part of the 12 month, “Stop the Threat,” high visibility enforcement campaign to target unsafe driving behaviors among commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.

“Georgia ranks fifth in the nation for fatal crashes involving commercial motor vehicles. The Motor Carrier Compliance Division is firmly committed to eliminating CMV involved crashes and providing a safer transportation environment in Georgia. Through aggressive traffic safety enforcement and roadside inspections, we are taking action against CMV and passenger car drivers who are driving aggressively, impaired, distracted, unrestrained, and speeding,” said Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety.

During each three-day wave of the campaign, motor carrier compliance officers and troopers will be patrolling the interstates and state highways in “high crash corridors” and “high risk rural routes” keeping an eye out for distracted, reckless, and impaired CMV drivers. “The goals of the ‘Stop the Threat’ campaign is to educate CMV operators on the importance of practicing safe driving habits and to raise awareness among the motoring public about the hazards of operating around commercial vehicles," Colonel McDonough added.

The “Stop the Threat” is a statewide traffic enforcement safety campaign created by the Georgia Department of Public Safety. This is the first of 12, three-day enforcement periods, involving concentrated patrols and public information outreach efforts by the Motor Carrier Compliance Division and Georgia State Patrol.

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