2021 marks the 18th consecutive season that law enforcement agencies statewide are rolling out waves of enforcement patrols across all 159 Georgia counties to crack down on dangerous, aggressive and high-speed drivers.
The 100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) campaign is a multi-jurisdictional highway safety program designed to reduce fatal crash counts during Georgia’s deadly holiday driving period from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Law enforcement partners operate 100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T. in all corners of the state looking for all manner of unsafe motorists…from drunk drivers and aggressive speeders to distracted drivers who continue to text while behind the wheel.
The H.E.A.T. campaign, which has been in Georgia since 2004, kicks off each year to coincide with the national kickoff of the Memorial Day Click It or Ticket seatbelt campaign. This combination means police officers, sheriff’s deputies and state troopers work together to get some of Georgia’s most dangerous offenders off the road. At its core, H.E.A.T. is an enforcement campaign so that means if you’re speeding, you’ll be cited. If you fail to properly buckle your safety belt or that of your child, you will be cited. And we can guarantee that if you’re cited for drunk driving, you’ll go straight to jail.
Safety experts regard speeding as a high-risk behavior behind the wheel, right along with texting and DUI. Why? Because speed kills.
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Source: NHTSA 2019 FARS Data