The Union Recorder

May 2, 2013

MPD puts HEAT to speeders

Kyle Collins
The Union-Recorder

MILLEDGEVILLE —

Starting Wednesday, officers with the Milledgeville Police Department began Milledgeville HEAT, a 120-day program focused on aggressive enforcement of high speed, aggressive and distracted driving. The program is intended to reduce the number of unsafe motorists and traffic accidents.

Milledgeville HEAT will last until late August and will focus traffic operations on roadways with high numbers of citizen complaints and traffic accidents.

May’s focus area is North Columbia Street. Each month a new location will be chosen from gathered data. During the first 12 days of the month, the department will utilize its RADAR Speed Detection Trailer to inform motorists of their speed.

Officers will also patrol the area providing educational information on the dangers of high speed driving and the proper use of seatbelts. After the 12-day grace period, police officers will strictly enforcing traffic violations in the selected areas.   

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