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Beyond the Badge

"Service is more than the badge we wear on our shirts."

Mindful Drinking and the New “Sober Curious” Movement

During the holiday season, between Christmas and New Year’s Day, family and friends come together to celebrate the season and the beginning of a new year. The incorporation of alcoholic beverages is usually a large part of these celebrations. However,... Continue Reading →

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is quickly approaching. As you make the final preparations to this year’s costumes and trick-or-treating plans, remember to keep safety a priority. Check out these safety tips before you hit the streets: When Driving: Expect traffic and plan accordingly.... Continue Reading →

National Railway Safety Week 2017

Did you know? Every 3 hours in the United States, a person or vehicle is hit by a train. This startling statistic is why Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), the national rail safety education nonprofit, is working in partnership with the U.S.... Continue Reading →

Child Passenger Safety Week 2017

Car crashes are a leading killer of children, and the latest research from the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that nearly two out of three of car seats are misused. To help combat this... Continue Reading →

Put Safety First This Football Season

Football season is here. As you plan your tailgates and other celebrations, remember the subtle dangers that come with game day excitement, such as alcohol consumption. Driving impaired is dangerous and not worth the risk of killing yourself or someone... Continue Reading →

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 →

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