100 Days of Summer: Police Look Ahead To Protect Drivers

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By: Kara Duffy
May 15, 2013

Thomasville, GA- Summer is almost here and for officers with the Thomasville Police Department, that means it's time to launch their annual campaign, 100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T, also known as Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic.

"School is out. There are more people on the highways traveling, going on vacations, and we aim to make sure they get to and from their vacations, and back home safely," said Lt. Eric Hampton with the Thomasville Police Department.

Officers say the main goal is to reduce fatal crashes during summer driving from Memorial day through Labor Day.

"We will be looking aggressively for drivers who are putting other citizens in danger by speeding, texting, driving under the influence of alcohol and other violations that could be committed by drivers on the roadways," Hampton said.

Officers say they'll also be counting on fellow drivers to help make sure folks get where they need to be safely this summer. They say if you see anything suspicious on the roadways, to contact them immediately so they can come check it out.

"It's important that motorists understand that we will not take lightly the things that put other citizens in jeopardy," Hampton added.

Drivers in Thomasville say they appreciate the extra effort to keep the roadways safe.

"Fifty-percent of the whole issue in traveling isn't you, it's the other driver, so if they can make a difference with just one person, it could save three or four different lives in one vehicle," said Thomasville resident Derek Hogan.