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Stewart, Hunter start '100 Days of Summer'

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POSTED: June 14, 2010 9:18 a.m.
Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield has started a “100 Days of Summer,” traffic education and enforcement campaign, in conjunction with the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign.
The crack down is to last until early September.
Throughout the summer, Stewart-Hunter police will stop aggressive drivers at road checks or by pulling them over. Drivers can expect to see increased patrols on the highways and in the cantonment area.
Almost 1,600 people die each year on Georgia’s roads. On the average, 29 people are killed in motor vehicle crashes in Georgia every week.
“With ‘100 Days of Summer,’ our customers will know that Stewart-Hunter law enforcement officers have zero tolerance for excessive speeding, impaired driving, and seatbelt and child seat violations,” post spokesman Kevin Larson said. “A media campaign will coincide with a high visibility enforcement campaign as a reminder to all drivers of the importance of safe driving during these historically dangerous days of summer.”
Campaign literature says the state has seen trends and monitors contributing factors that increase fatalities and vehicle related accidents. These factors include illegal or unsafe speeds, drivers losing vehicle control, driving on the wrong side of road, failure to yield, following too closely, disregarding stop signs and signal lights and conducting improper lane changes.  By being alert, aware of your surroundings and driving at or under the posted speed appropriate for the present condition will increase your safety and the safety of others on the road.
Even though impaired driving and occupant protection violations will be targeted, a primary focus of this campaign is speed. This initiative is aimed at reducing the number of crashes on our roads and will target aggressive drivers, ticketing speeders and sending impaired drivers to jail.
 

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