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Operation Southern Slow Down Starts this Week, July 18 – 24

Law enforcement officers in Alabama and Georgia are ready to put the hammer down on drivers who are hammering down on their gas pedal during the fourth annual “Operation Southern Slow Down” formerly known as "Operation Southern Shield" speed enforcement operation.

After the last 5 year’s highly successful Operation Slow Down that drew national attention, Georgia will be joining neighboring states Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, and South Carolina in pulling over drivers who are breaking the law by traveling above the legal speed limit on interstates, major highways and local roads beginning Monday, July 18 through Sunday, July 24.

Law enforcement across these states encourages motorists to drive safely and slow down.

“Our main focus this week is reducing crashes and providing a safer transportation experience for motorists traveling in our city and throughout Georgia.,” stated Chief Tony Pyle with the Calhoun Police Department.

According to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of traffic deaths reported in these states during last year’s Operation Southern Shield was lower than in the past several years during the last two weeks of July.

If you are pulled over next week, don’t ask for a warning because this is it; the speed limit on every road in these cities and these states is set to protect everyone who is traveling on them.

State and local law enforcement agencies will be handling their own speed enforcement operations across these five southeastern states, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina for joint operations during this week, July 18 – 24, 2022. (Combined Sources)

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