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Back to School Safety: Ride, Walk and Bike Safely to and from School

As students return back to school across Georgia, motorists, students and parents are reminded to put safety first in school zones and in areas near bus stops. Students travel to school by various modes of transportation, including riding a school... Continue Reading →

National MADD president visits Georgia to tout state’s new first-time offender ignition interlock law

Georgia will require some first-time DUI offenders to have ignition interlock systems on their vehicles starting July 1. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is pleased to welcome the national president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Colleen Sheehey-Church to Georgia... Continue Reading →

Peach Pass GO! Mobile App is New and Improved

The State Road and Tollway Authority has redesigned the Peach Pass GO! mobile app to make traveling on the I-85 Express Lanes easier, with your account information right at your fingertips. This new mobile app is designed with user-friendly technology that helps... Continue Reading →

Trailblazing female police officer Kay Pickett dies in Athens

Posted June 8, 2017 05:02 pm  By Wayne Ford wayne.ford@onlineathens.com   Kay Pickett, a trailblazer for women in local law enforcement, died Wednesday at age 70. In the 1970s, she was the first female patrol officer for the University of Georgia... Continue Reading →

Motorists Warned To Arrange Sober Driver Before Cinco de Mayo Partying

Motorists Warned To Arrange Sober Driver Before Cinco de Mayo Partying      Popular holiday falling on a Friday could make for an increase in risky behavior (ATLANTA) The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety joins all state and local law enforcement... Continue Reading →

‘Hero’ officer inspires boy he rescued to become Georgia State Trooper

BY LIZ FABIAN - The Telegraph lfabian@macon.com Liz Fabian: 478-744-4303, @liz_lines   When Georgia State TFC Chris Hosey arrived at an accident scene last month, he heard a faint cry for help. Down in the woods off Old Pelham and Powell roads... Continue Reading →

Motor Carrier Compliance Division Encourages Prom-goers to Hire Licensed Limousine Carriers

Prom season is here.  The Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) is reminding parents and prom-goers to hire only limousine carriers that are licensed by the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS). “Prom night is one of the most memorable moments in... Continue Reading →

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,477 people were killed and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. During daylight hours, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones while driving. Teen drivers, ages 15-19,... Continue Reading →

February 3, 2017 is National Wear Red Day and February is Heart Health Month

The first Friday of February has been designated by the awareness campaign, Heart Truth and the American Heart Association, as National Wear Red Day ® in the United States. On this day, men and women are encouraged to wear red... Continue Reading →

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