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2021 News Releases

February 3, 2021: There Is Nothing Super About Getting a DUI on Football’s Biggest Day
February 23, 2021: Southeast Georgia law enforcement agencies are ready to put the brakes on speeding and aggressive driving on Interstate 16 near Savannah

March 15, 2021: Don’t Rely OnThe Luck Of The Irish To Get Away with DUI On St. Patrick’s Day

April 4, 2021: Drivers Reminded to Park Their Phones While Driving or Risk Getting a Ticket
April 29, 2021: Georgia Joining National Bicycle Safety Month With 5-City Educational Tour

May 25, 2021: Motorists reminded to “Click It to Avoid A Ticket” before getting on the road for the Memorial Day holiday weekend

June 30, 2021: State and local law enforcement to remind everyone to stay sober behind the wheel this holiday weekend

July 19, 2021: Operation Southern Shield looks to put the brakes on the increase in speed-related traffic deaths in Georgia

August 20, 2021: Georgia awarded grant to establish a law enforcement phlebotomy program. State and local law enforcement officers will be able to draw blood that will provide key evidence for DUI prosecution
August 30, 2021: Georgia and neighboring states mark 30 years of saving lives by taking drunk drivers off the road

September 21, 2021: Georgia kicking off National Child Passenger Safety Week 

October 15, 2021: Drivers reminded to share the road with pedestrians
October 20, 2021: Drivers reminded to share the road with farm vehicles
October 29, 2021: Governor’s Challenge Awards Celebrate 22nd Anniversary As Law Enforcement Honored 

November 10, 2021: 2019 Georgia Traffic Safety Fact Sheets are now available
November 22, 2021: Buckle up before getting on the road this holiday weekend 

December 14, 2021: Holiday motorists warned to not make the wrong choice to drink and drive

2019 News Releases

DECEMBER 2019

December 13, 2019:  Holiday Motorists Urged To Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

NOVEMBER 2019

November 15, 2019: Buckle Up Before Getting on the Road this Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Period

OCTOBER 2019

October 29, 2019: Halloween Could Bring A Nightmare On Your Street If You Drive Drunk; Law enforcement warn of increased DUI enforcement and pedestrian safety (Statewide Media)

October 25, 2019: Halloween Could Bring a Nightmare On Your Street If You Drive Drunk; Law enforcement warn of increased DUI enforcement and pedestrian safety (Weekly Publications)

October 2, 2019: Take a Break, Stay Awake Behind the Wheel; Governor’s Office of Highway Safety promoting Drowsy Driving Awareness at the Georgia National Fair (Columbus Media)

October 2, 2019: Take a Break, Stay Awake Behind the Wheel; Governor’s Office of Highway Safety promoting Drowsy Driving Awareness at the Georgia National Fair (Weekly Publications)

October 2, 2019: Take a Break, Stay Awake Behind the Wheel; Governor’s Office of Highway Safety promoting Drowsy Driving Awareness at the Georgia National Fair (Albany Media)

October 2, 2019: Take a Break, Stay Awake Behind the Wheel; Governor’s Office of Highway Safety promoting Drowsy Driving Awareness at the Georgia National Fair (Macon Media)

SEPTEMBER 2019

September 23, 2019: Public urged to help #STOPTrackTragedies during Rail Safety Week in North America

September 19, 2019: Georgia’s “Operation Clear Track” Set for September 24 During Rail Safety Week

September 18, 2019:  Governor’s Challenge Awards Celebrate 20th Anniversary As Law Enforcement Honored; Departments large and small recognized for contributions to highway safety

September 11, 2019: Georgia Kicking Off Annual National Child Passenger Safety Week; A week of events from Sept. 15-21 will conclude with Seat Check Saturday (Statewide Media)

September 9, 2019: Georgia Kicking Off Annual National Child Passenger Safety Week; A week of events from Sept. 15-21 will conclude with Seat Check Saturday (Weekly Publications)

AUGUST 2019

August 23, 2019: Motorists Reminded To Not Take a Holiday From Sober Driving This Labor Day; Law enforcement statewide looking to take drunk drivers off the road and into jail

August 27, 2019: Traffic Campaign Coming to Georgia and Neighbor States Prior to Labor Day; “Hands Across the Border” will visit GA, SC, TN, FL and AL

JULY 2019

July 11, 2019: Drivers Warned to Slow Down or Risk Getting Pulled OverGeorgia joins four neighboring states in third annual “Operation Southern Shield” speed enforcement campaign

JUNE 2019

June 29, 2019: Don’t let a DUI arrest dampen your July 4th celebration; Georgia law enforcement officers will be working during the holiday to take drunk drivers off the road

MAY 2019

May 23, 2019: Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Receives $15,000 Drowsy Driving Grant

May 22, 2019:  Play it Safe This Summer on the Road and Water

APRIL 2019

April 4: Georgia Drivers Warned Of The Dangers of Distracted Driving; State urges motorists to put down the phone and keep their eyes on the road during Distracted Driving Awareness Monthopens PDF file  (Weekly Publications)

MARCH 2019

March 29: Georgia Drivers Warned Of The Dangers of Distracted Driving;
State urges motorists to put down the phone and keep their eyes on the road during Distracted Driving Awareness Monthopens PDF file
 (Statewide Media)

March 18: 30 D.U.I. arrests made during “Operation Lucky Charms”;
State and local law enforcement officers issue more than 700 traffic citations during three-day enforcement operationopens PDF file

March 14: Operation Thunder returns to Savannah area this weekend; State and local law enforcement officers will be focusing on drunk and distracted drivers during three-day operationopens PDF file

March 12: Motorists Warned Not To Depend on The Luck Of The Irish To Get Home Safe; Georgia law enforcement will be stepping up St. Patrick’s Day DUI patrolsopens PDF file

March 11: Don’t Press Your Luck by Drinking & Driving Over St. Patrick’s Day Weekend; State and local law enforcement will be taking all impaired drivers they find to jailopens PDF file

JANUARY 2019

January 31: Don’t get blocked with a DUI arrest on Super Bowl Sunday;opens PDF file
Fans urged to join the sober driving team by planning a ride with a designated driver, taxi or rideshare serviceopens PDF file  (Broadcast Media)

January 31: Don’t get blocked with a DUI arrest on Super Bowl Sunday;opens PDF file
Fans urged to join the sober driving team by planning a ride with a designated driver, taxi or rideshare serviceopens PDF file  (Statewide Media)

2018 News Releases

December 2018
Motorists urged to make this a safe, sober and alert holiday seasonopens PDF file

November 2018
Drivers reminded to buckle up on the road this Thanksgiving seasonopens PDF file

September 2018
2018 Governor’s Challenge Winnersopens PDF file

Child Passenger Safety Seat Week is September 23-29opens PDF file

August 2018
Drivers reminded to play it safe this Labor Day holiday weekend by not drinking and drivingopens PDF file

July 2018
Operation Southern Shield ready to put the brakes on speeding in Georgia and four other southeastern states

June 2018
The countdown to “hands-free” reaches zero in Georgia this Sundayopens PDF file  

Drivers urged to go “hands-free” before new law takes effect on July 1opens PDF file

May 2018
Make Your Summer Click by buckling up when on the road and on the wateropens PDF file

Georgia joining neighboring states for 27th annual ‘Hands Across the Border’ traffic enforcement effort​opens PDF file

Governor Deal signs House Bill 673 into law​opens PDF file

April 2018
Deal announces launch of ‘See Something, Send Something’​opens PDF file

March 2018
Motorists reminded to save their green by not driving drunk; Georgia law enforcement will be stepping up St. Patrick’s Day DUI law enforcementopens PDF file

February 2018
National report shows no decrease in pedestrian fatalities in the United Statesopens PDF file

January 2018
Fans can score a touchdown by planning to not drink and drive; Georgia law enforcement officers have game plan ready to take impaired drivers to jail during Super Bowl weekendopens PDF file

2017 News Releases

December

Holiday Season Will Bring Increased DUI Enforcement In Georgia

October

Georgia Farmers Ask Motorists To “Yield Behind The Wheel” During Fall Harvest Season

August 

Motorists Reminded To Stay Away From The Wheel If They Plan To Celebrate Labor Day Holiday With Alcohol
Governor’s Challenge Awards Recognize Statewide Law Enforcement
Highway Safety Joins AAA To Get Motorists And Students Ready For School

July

“Operation Southern Shield” Leads To Drop In Fatal Crashes On Georgia Roads

Drivers Who Exceed The Speed Limit Are Warned To Slow Down Or Be Prepared To Get Pulled Over

June

National MADD President Visits Georgia To Tout State’s New First-Time Offender Ignition Interlock Law 
Ford Driving Skills For Life Teen Driving Safety Event Returning To Georgia
Regional Traffic Enforcement Initiative Starts Monday In Georgia And Neighboring States

May

Georgia Law Enforcement Officers Gearing Up For Busy Memorial Day Weekend On The Road And Water
Georgia Law Enforcement Officers Stepping Up Enforcement Of State’s Seat Belt Law During Annual Click It Or Ticket Campaign
Motorists Warned To Arrange Sober Driver Before Cinco De Mayo Partying

April

Middle Georgia Law Enforcement Officers And Agencies Win Top Honors At MADD Golden Shield Awards
Georgia Drivers Reminded Their Lives Are More Important Than Text Messages And E-Mails

March

Pedestrian Fatalities Projected To Surge 11% In 2016
State Gearing Up For DUI Enforcement On St. Patrick’s Day Weekend
Driver’s Ed Grant Scholarship Program Announced For High School Students

February 

Football Fans Warned To Not Get Behind The Wheel If They Have Been Drinking

January

Drivers Urged To Make Sure Their Vehicles Are Ready For Winter Weather

GOHS News Clips

December 2021

  1. Washington News Reporter: Annual ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Education and Enforcement Campaign to run through January 2
  2. Augusta Chronicle: GOHS holds road checks in Louisville
  3. WRDW TV Augusta: How a multimillion-dollar grant is helping save lives in Georgia
  4. Valdosta Today: Georgia DPH awarded over $2 million to support injury prevention efforts
  5. Griffin Daily News: Motorists urged to not drink and drive this holiday
  6. Douglas Sentinel: DPD awarded $19K traffic enforcement grant
  7. TheGeorgiaVirtue.com: MADD Georgia awarded grant by Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
  8. Savannah Business Journal: Bike Walk Golden Isles, Georgia’s newest bicycle and pedestrian safety advocacy organization, picks up speed with support from Georgia Bikes
  9. WISK Radio Americus: Operation Click It or Ticket underway in Americus
  10. WLHR Radio Lavonia: Annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled over campaign underway
  11. Kennesaw State: Kennesaw State awarded grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
  12. Henry County Times: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign underway
  13. 41NBC Macon: ‘Drive Sober Get Pulled Over’ to resume for holidays
  14. WGAU Radio Athens: UGA partners with Bike Athens for map app
  15. Coastal Courier: Coastal Georgia Center for Driver Safety grant renewed for FY 22
  16. WISK Radio Americus: GOHS distracted driving checkpoint
  17. WTOC TV Savannah: Savannah Police awarded H.E.A.T. grants, using money to cut down on drunk driving
  18. Marietta Daily Journal: Governor’s Office of Highway Safety awards HEAT grant to Cobb County Police Department
  19. WTOC TV Savannah:, S.C. troopers launch holiday drunken-driving crackdown
  20. 41NBC Macon: Bibb County Sheriff’s Office receives over $100K in grant to prevent dangerous driving
  21. Savannah Police Department: Savannah Police Department Awarded $37,795 grant for local DUI enforcement
  22. WJBF TV Augusta: ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign begins
  23. CBS 46 Atlanta: Georgia State Patrol increases DUI patrols amid the holidays
  24. Augusta U Jagwire: Augusta University receives $16,360 grant from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
  25. 41NBC Macon: Bike Walk Macon receives grant from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
  26. WGXA TV: Macon Bibb County Sheriff’s Office awarded over $100K through H.E.A.T. grant
  27. WLBB Radio Carrollton: Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Awarded $151,359.35 grant for local DUI enforcement
  28. Carrollton Times Georgian: CCSO awarded H.E.A.T. grant funds
  29. Brunswick News: Traffic enforcement will heat up with state grant
  30. TheChampionNewspaper.com: DeKalb police to use grant money to reduce aggressive, dangerous driving
  31. University of North Georgia: Two departments earn state award and grant

November 2021

  1. WTVM TV Columbus: Sumter Co. Sheriff’s Office to host car seat safety event
  2. WALB TV Albany: Albany, state law enforcement pushing ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign
  3. WRBL TV Columbus: Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety urging travelers to Click It or Ticket
  4. WTVM TV Columbus: ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign kicks off nationwide
  5. WTSG TV Savannah: GSP: Expect a ticket this week if you’re impaired, distracted, unbelted or speeding
  6. Valdosta Today: VFD holds “Child Car Seat Check’ event
  7. Albany Herald: State, local law enforcement officials urge safe holiday driving
  8. WJBF TV Augusta: Holiday travel picks up again
  9. WSAV TV Savannah: Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety urging travelers to Click It or Ticket
  10. 41NBC Macon: Governor’s Office of Highway Safety announces ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign during Thanksgiving travel
  11. CBS 46 Atlanta: Georgia State Patrol says they will be out in force during holiday season
  12. Valdosta Today: Motorcyclists, drivers reminded to Keep Save, Be Alert this holiday season
  13. Decatur-Avondale Estates Patch: $43K grant awarded to DeKalb County Police
  14. Clayton Tribune: RCSO awarded $60,720 grant by Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
  15. Coosa Valley News: Floyd County Police Department awarded $300,000 for DUI enforcement
  16. AJC: Fayetteville gets $22,000 traffic safety grant
  17. WALB TV Albany: Lowndes Co. Sheriff’s Office awarded grant to help reduce traffic accidents
  18. Valdosta Today: Lowndes Co. Sheriff’s Office receives HVE grant
  19. Valdosta Today: VPD awarded traffic enforcement grant from GOHS
  20. NowHabersham: Demorest Police top in state for 5th year in a row

October 2021

  1. AllOnGeorgia: Georgia DDS Motorcycle Safety Program receives grant
  2. WJXT TV Jacksonville: Keep road safety in mind while out for fun this Halloween weekend
  3. WTVM TV Columbus: Americus Police Department receives $10K child safety grant
  4. Henry County Times: County approves grants, expenses
  5. Coastal Courier: Sheriff’s Office gets $299k grant to help fight DUI
  6. Albany Herald: Office of Highway Safety: Be wary of slow-moving vehicles during harvest time
  7. 11Alive: APD officer’s boy camera captures moment drunk driver hits him
  8. Daily Advent: Pepperell High School receives $6500 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
  9. WNEG: TPD awarded $20k technology grant
  10. LaGrange Daily News: State taps WGTC to train officers as phlebotomists
  11. Valdosta Daily Times: MADD about drunk driving
  12. Henry Herald: Henry County Police Department awarded grant for local DUI enforcement
  13. Marietta Daily Journal: Governor’s Office of Highway Safety awards grant to Calhoun Police Department
  14. Northeast Georgian: Sheriff’s HEAT grant renewed for 2022
  15. Fetch Your News: Sheriff to seek approval to accept grant at Tuesday BOC meeting
  16. Access WDUN: Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office receives HEAT grant
  17. Monroe Local: DPS receives HEAT grant to continue DUI task force and ALS program
  18. Clayton News Daily: Clayton County Police Department awarded $300,000 grant for local DUI enforcement
  19. Calhoun Times: Governor’s Office of Highway Safety awards grant to Calhoun Police Department
  20. Douglas County Sentinel: State taps WGTC to train officers
  21. Middle Georgia CEO: Governor’s Office of Highway Safety awards safety grant to Bike Walk Macon
  22. 11Alive: Clayton County Police receives $300k grant to reduce dangerous drivers
  23. FOX 5 Atlanta: Deadly car crashes on the rise on Georgia highways
  24. 41 NBC Macon: Byron Police Department is awarded highway safety grant
  25. The True Citizen: Sheriff’s office is awarded traffic enforcement grant
  26. WFXG TV Augusta: Columbia County Fire Rescue to host car seat check
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