Your local law enforcement is putting the H.E.A.T. on aggressive and impaired drivers. The Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic (H.E.A.T.) campaign is a partnership between the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety and local law enforcement agencies to crack down on impaired and aggressive drivers.
The multi-jurisdictional task force aims to reduce the number of crashes and fatalities caused by speeding and impaired driving. Starting with just 24 officers, three officers from six counties and the cities of College Park and Atlanta, the H.E.A.T. team has grown steadily ever since.
The H.E.A.T. program raises awareness of the aggressive and impaired driving conditions that cause thousands of crashes every year. Officers who participate in the program receive additional training on how to spot and handle aggressive drivers.
During the summer months, the H.E.A.T. campaign ramps up with more media attention and enforcement. The 100-day period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is known to be a high-crash time as more teens are out of school and three-day holiday weekends are more common where intoxicated driving increases.
The 100 Days of Summer Heat campaigns have resulted in more than 650,000 citations annually for aggressive or impaired driving, as well as safety belt violations. Over the course of a year, local H.E.A.T. forces will conduct several high-visibility media campaigns to warn drivers of the dangers, both physical and legal, of aggressive driving.
Aggressive Drivers Still Disobey the Laws; We Help Pick Up the Pieces
Even with Georgia's crack-down on aggressive and impaired driving, drivers continue to evade the authorities and break speed and traffic laws. These crashes often result in catastrophic or fatal injuries, leaving families at a loss of what to do next. If you find yourself in this situation and facing the loss or serious injury of a loved one, let The Law Office of Jason R. Schultz, P.C. help. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment: 404-474-0804.