Traffic enforcement is a big job, and police departments can’t watch everywhere at once. That’s why the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has several grant programs to help police get the funding they need to improve traffic safety. One of these grants is a Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic or H.E.A.T. grant.
Lowndes County and 17 other law enforcement agencies throughout Georgia received the $250,000 grants. The goal of this particular grant is aimed at reducing aggressive and dangerous driving behaviors. The grants are given to regions with the highest rates of traffic accidents, injuries, and fatalities.
Lowndes County Sheriff Chris Prine had this to say about the grant:
“Joining forces with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety will augment the protection provided to the driving population of Lowndes County. There has been an unacceptable fourteen traffic fatalities in Lowndes County this year. It becomes personal when we have fourteen people who will never make it home to their family.”
Hopefully this extra money will help reduce traffic accidents in these affected areas. However, after you’ve been in an accident it’s time to turn to the help of a skilled accident attorney. If you’ve been injured in an accident in the Atlanta area, get the strong arm on your side. Call John Foy & Associates.