Operation Southern Shield Begins Monday

posted by Beth Walters -

 Beginning on Monday, July 17th and running through Friday, July 21st  law enforcement officers from Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Florida will be on their interstates cracking down on speeding as part of "Operation Southern Shield"

"It is just a time that we're going to make sure people are slowing down, " said Harris Blackwood, Director, Georgia Office of Highway Safety. "Speed continues to be a problem in all of our states, our numbers regionally are a little bit better than last year, but not enough for us to let up on our effort to hold those numbers down."

 One main focus of the operation will be along Interstate 95 extending to Miami, Florida.

"Highway safety doesn't stop in the city limits, the county lines, or the state line," added Blackwood. "Our neighbors in South Carolina and Tennessee and Alabama and Florida are just as committed to highway safety as we are in Georgia."

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