Sole Commissioner Steve Taylor this week authorized an agreement with the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety, which includes a $246,000 Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic grant, reports The Daily Tribune News.
H.E.A.T. partnerships between the state and local law enforcement agencies aim to combat impaired and aggressive drivers, also called aggressive traffic, which is one of the leading causes of crashes that result in serious injuries and fatalities on Georgia roadways, according to the GOHS.
With the grant, Bartow will get six new patrol cars painted a distinctive blue for deputies assigned strictly to enforce traffic laws, without cost to the county for at least two years, Sheriff Clark Millsap said, according to the Tribune.
Do we need more traffic enforcement by the sheriff's office in Bartow County and the new H.E.A.T. program?
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