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Montgomery Sheriff’s Office Gets Highway Safety Grant

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has received a $39,320 High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). Funding for this grant is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is awarded based upon the partnership with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in helping to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities across Georgia.

HVE combines highly visible and proactive law enforcement to target a specific traffic safety issue designed to change unlawful and dangerous driving behaviors that contribute to most of the fatal and serious- injury traffic crashes on the state’s roads. Law enforcement efforts are combined with visibility elements and public notification on the enforcement campaign to educate the public on traffic safety and to promote voluntary compliance with the law.

“With the increase in the number of persons killed in traffic crashes in Georgia and across the nation over the last year, GOHS is working with partners like the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to implement programs designed to stop the risky driving behaviors that are contributing to a majority of our serious-injury and fatality crashes,” said Allen Poole, GOHS Director. “Many of the fatal traffic crashes on our roads are preventable, and we will continue to work with our educational and enforcement partners to develop programs and initiatives that are designed to get Georgia to our goal of zero traffic deaths.” Montgomery County Sheriff Doug Maybin noted, “The safety of our citizens in Montgomery County and the visitors that travel on our roadways during the year are among our top priorities as law enforcement personnel. This grant will allow us to purchase equipment we need to keep our roadways safe such as a RADARs for identifying speeders.”

As law enforcement partners in the “Operation Zero Tolerance DUI” and “Click It or Ticket” seatbelt campaigns, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will also conduct mobilizations throughout the year in coordination with GOHS’s year-round waves of high visibility patrols, multijurisdictional sobriety checkpoints.

The grant will continue through September of 2022.

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