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Score a sober driver for this year’s Super Bowl

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – As the Seahawks and Broncos battle it out in New Jersey for one of America’s most highly anticipated sports events, friends and family will gather in homes, bars and restaurants to celebrate the Super Bowl. As football fans congregate for the big game, the Governor’s Office of Highway [...]

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Georgia Launches Statewide Holiday Impaired Driving Campaign

By   /  December 18, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta – The annual holiday campaign of Operation Zero Tolerance is under way in Georgia and that means one thing: Law enforcement all over the state is out in full force to crack down on drunk drivers through the New Year’s holiday. If caught behind the wheel, these motorists will [...]

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Top highway safety officials visit Albany Tuesday to announce a “Season for Safety”

By   /  November 25, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet GOHS, GSP remind drivers to buckle up and drive sober WHO: GOHS Director Harris Blackwood and Georgia Department of Public Safety Commissioner, Georgia State Patrol Colonel Mark McDonough. WHAT: To help combat the number of traffic-related fatalities on Georgia roads during the busy holiday travel season, GOHS and GSP are traveling around the state [...]

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Driver Services Commissioner Announces Additional Grant Funding

By   /  October 4, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Specialto theJournal Funding Dedicated to Teen Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) Commissioner Rob Mikell, Department of Driver Services (DDS), announced today receipt of a grant award totaling $34,400 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) dedicated to continued support of the State of Georgia Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP). ADAP is [...]

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Georgia GOHS releases motorcycle fatality data for 2011 and 2012.

By   /  April 24, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta – Georgia experienced slightly fewer motorcyclist fatalities in 2012 than in 2011, according to data made available by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Wednesday.

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State Launches Sober Driving Partnership For St. Patrick’s Day

By   /  March 11, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA, Ga. – (ATLANTA) The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has launched a life-saving partnership with safe and sober driving coalition TEAM Georgia to make sure Georgia motorists know that if they drive impaired this St. Patrick’s Day, they’ll need a lot more than the luck of the Irish [...]

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State officials warn fans: don’t get flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct Super Bowl Sunday

By   /  January 23, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta, Ga — With excitement building for Super Bowl XLVII, Georgia law enforcement officials are taking part in a nationwide DUI crackdown and stepping up efforts to keep impaired drivers off the roads.

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Georgia’s Zero DUI Tolerance During the Holidays Takes on New Urgency

By   /  December 10, 2012  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal (ATLANTA) In recent years, Georgia has always used the holiday season to reinforce the state’s zero tolerance policy for impaired driving. If you’re over the limit, you’re under arrest. It’s that simple.

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Deaths on Georgia’s roadways potentially on the rise, top highway safety officials warn

By   /  November 20, 2012  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Georgia State Patrol Col. Mark McDonough and Highway Safety Director Harris Blackwood launch “Operation: Safe Holidays” in the hope of stemming the tide. Traffic fatalities in Georgia are expected to rise in Georgia in 2012, marking the first increase in the state’s traffic deaths in more than five years.

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There Are No Festivities in Jail

By   /  December 23, 2011  /  Press Releases  /  Comments Off

Tweet       As folks all over Georgia celebrate their holiday season traditions with food, family and fun, law enforcement professionals throughout the state will also be out in full force for their traditional DUI enforcement campaign to arrest anyone caught driving impaired. That’s because despite the fact that Georgia saw an 11% decrease [...]

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