H.E.A.T. Puts the Brakes on Aggressive Traffic

The Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety and local law enforcement agencies have come together to create H.E.A.T — Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic — to combat impaired and aggressive drivers. For more information about the HEAT program, use this site to find contact information for your local team or email Erika Sims at erika.sims@gohs.ga.gov.

Why Do We Have H.E.A.T.?

  • The Problem: Aggressive traffic (a term that includes speeding and impaired driving) is one of the leading causes of crashes that result in serious injuries and fatalities on the roadways of Georgia.

  • The Solution: H.E.A.T.  is a multi-jurisdictional task force specifically-designed to combat aggressive traffic across Georgia.

The program began when three officers from six counties and the cities of College Park and Atlanta came together to form a team of 24 officers. Since then, the H.E.A.T. team has continued to grow on a monthly basis.

How Does H.E.A.T. Work?

  • H.E.A.T. Goals
    -Reduce the number of impaired driving crashes in Georgia by 10%.
    -Enforce laws targeting aggressive driving around Georgia.
     
  • H.E.A.T. is designed to educate the public and enforce laws related to impaired and aggressive driving. Each officer is armed with materials to educate Georgia residents about state laws that regulate aggressive and impaired driving. Education and enforcement must go hand-in-hand for the Governor's Office of Highway Safety and its statewide partners to be successful in reducing the number of crashes, fatalities and injuries on our highways.

For More Information

Georgia's Impaired Driving Laws & Penalties

Our Current List of H.E.A.T. Teams