Law enforcement officers in Georgia and five neighboring states will have zero tolerance for impaired drivers during the 25th annual “Hands across the border” enforcement campaign that will be held leading up to the long holiday weekend.
The campaign will be going on in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee beginning Monday August 29thand going through Friday September 2nd.
Director of the Governors office of Highway Safety Harris Blackwood says law enforcement officers will be out in force looking for Impaired drivers.
“We certainly are concerned that there will be people who are impaired while driving or otherwise distracted while driving. We’re trying to do everything we can to make sure that we hold down the number of accidents and injuries on the road. ” said Blackwood.
State and local law enforcement officers will be holding road checks at the state line all around Georgia while their counterparts will be holding road checks several hundred yards away on the other side of the state line.
This year marks the 25th anniversary for “hands across the border”, which started in 1991 with Georgia and Florida State troopers.
The Governors office of Highway Safety soon began coordinating the the event and expanded it to include all five states that border Georgia.