This week - leading up to the Labor Day weekend - law enforcement agencies in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama are once again joining forces for "Hands Across the Border," an annual traffic safety campaign that takes place every year. Law enforcement officers will be cracking down on unsafe driving through saturation patrols and checkpoints throughout the week.
Tonight Police Officers, Sheriff Deputies and Troopers from Alabama and Georgia got together to crackdown on drivers driving unsafe and driving under the influence of alcohol and narcotics. Two check points were set up on both side of the Alabama- Georgia state lines. One was on US 84 East in Gordon Alabama and the other Hwy 52 East in Columbia Alabama.
I attended the check point in Columbia; Alabama State Troopers, Columbia Police and Houston County Deputies worked this check point on the Alabama side of the bridge. Some people were issued tickets for violations and one was taken into custody for out standing warrants.
Tomorrow, officers from the three states will meet and pledge to work together this holiday weekend to ensure drivers are maintaining safe speeds, not drinking and driving and always using their safety belts.
According to Alabama State Trooper PIO Trooper Kevin Cook; one of the biggest causes of death during any holiday season is automobile crashes. Drivers need to be constantly aware of the other drivers on the road during this holiday season.
Law Enforcement in all southeastern States will be working overtime to insure that the roads stay as safe as possible.