The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office made the recipient’s list of law enforcement agencies getting the Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic grant for the federal fiscal year 2022. The sheriff’s office announced the DUI enforcement grant in a press release on Monday, December 13th. The BCSO is one of the 21 law enforcement agencies chosen by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
The grant is also referred to as the H.E.A.T. grant, and the amount for the sheriff’s office totals $109,295.01. The DUI enforcement grant aims to help law enforcement agencies combat crashes, injuries, and fatalities resulting from speeding and impaired driving and increasing seat belt use. In addition, the program also enlightens the public on traffic safety and the dangers of DUI.
According to the sheriff’s office, their H.E.A.T. Unit will use the grant money to create and implement plans to reduce local car accidents because of aggressive and dangerous driving behaviors. The Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Allen Poole, said with the increase in the number of people killed in traffic collisions in Georgia and across the U.S., his office is working to implement programs designed to stop risky road behavior.
He noted the risky behaviors contribute to severe injury and fatality crashes. Poole said that the GOHS goal is to make Georgia a zero traffic death state, and they can achieve this by working with educational and law enforcement agencies. Sheriff David J. Davis expressed his office’s gratitude for the DUI enforcement grant, noting that lives will be saved because of it.
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