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Bibb Sheriff Gets $102k Traffic-Safety Grant

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says a $102,000 state grant will help them fight speeding and impaired driving and promote seat-belt use.

They say the grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety took effect Oct. 1.

It benefits Bibb's H.E.A.T. Unit. A program used around the state, H.E.A.T. stands for "Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic," and its goals are to reduce impaired driving crashes and excessive speeding while increasing seat belt use and educating the public  bout driving safety.

The news release does not specifically state how the money will be used beyond saying H.E.A.T. "will develop and implement strategies."

From September 2011 to September 2012, 324 people were killed in wrecks involving impaired drivers in Georgia.

The grant runs through September 2013.




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