Law Enforcement cracks down on speeding with new initiative - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Law Enforcement cracks down on speeding with new initiative

WAYNESBORO, GA (WFXG) -

Speeding and car fatalities continue to be a driving problem along highways and rural roads. Without really thinking about it, drivers speed by to get where they need to go. Sergeant Brandon Reeves of Burke County Sheriff’s Office says that since January, the state has seen hundreds of car fatalities.

“We’re at 782 fatalities across the state. That’s 782 too many," says Reeves.

But now they are implementing a new week-long initiative called Operation Southern Shield. During that time…law enforcement will be seen often along highways and back roads. “It’s going to be saturated patrols. Every agency has been asked to participate in this. If they have the man power available to get out to work traffic enforcement. We’re targeting the speeders and it’s going to be zero tolerance," says Reeves.

The community has shown support for this new effort and hope it will cut down on the number of traffic accidents. "People are tired of opening the paper or seeing in the news every day that someone has been killed due to carelessness from other drivers. All that we’re asking is just slow down, obey the speed limit," says Reeves.

As Sergeant Reeves would say “slow down and arrive alive”.

Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Augusta Mall continues to attract large crowds on Black Friday

    Augusta Mall continues to attract large crowds on Black Friday

    Friday, November 24 2017 6:00 PM EST2017-11-24 23:00:07 GMT

    Augusta residents enjoyed several great deals this Black Friday, both online and in-store. Augusta Mall was packed today as excited shoppers racked up on the best Black Friday deals they could find.

    More >>

    Augusta residents enjoyed several great deals this Black Friday, both online and in-store. Augusta Mall was packed today as excited shoppers racked up on the best Black Friday deals they could find.

    More >>
  • McCormick Co Sheriff's Department investigating double homicide

    McCormick Co Sheriff's Department investigating double homicide

    Friday, November 24 2017 5:16 PM EST2017-11-24 22:16:57 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    The McCormick County Sheriff's Department is investigating a double homicide at a local restaurant. The shooting happened at around 1:50 a.m. Friday morning at Sapp's Bar & Grille on Hwy 378 W.

    More >>

    The McCormick County Sheriff's Department is investigating a double homicide at a local restaurant. The shooting happened at around 1:50 a.m. Friday morning at Sapp's Bar & Grille on Hwy 378 W.

    More >>
  • Black Friday in Augusta shows retail scene still active

    Black Friday in Augusta shows retail scene still active

    Friday, November 24 2017 2:41 PM EST2017-11-24 19:41:10 GMT
    4K television sets, along with video game consoles, seemed to be on every cart in the Augusta Best Buy; WFXG.4K television sets, along with video game consoles, seemed to be on every cart in the Augusta Best Buy; WFXG.

    Hundreds of customers essentially pried the doors open with anticipation to get an early crack at the season's hottest toys. Many stores depend on holiday spending sprees to make their budgets and the National Retail Federation expects us to spend $25 billion dollars more than last year.

    More >>

    Hundreds of customers essentially pried the doors open with anticipation to get an early crack at the season's hottest toys. Many stores depend on holiday spending sprees to make their budgets and the National Retail Federation expects us to spend $25 billion dollars more than last year.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly