Fri., May 25, 2012 5:38pm (EDT)

Memorial Day Safe Driving Task Force
By Parker Wallace
Updated: 2 years ago

Atlanta  —  
Triple A predicts nearly a million Georgians will travel 50 miles or more this Memorial Day weekend—the majority by car.   The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is rolling out its annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign. Troopers will be pulling over people who don’t wear seatbelts. (Photo Courtesy of Ian Britton via FreeFoto.com.)
Triple A predicts nearly a million Georgians will travel 50 miles or more this Memorial Day weekend—the majority by car. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is rolling out its annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign. Troopers will be pulling over people who don’t wear seatbelts. (Photo Courtesy of Ian Britton via FreeFoto.com.)
Triple A predicts nearly a million Georgians will travel 50 miles or more this Memorial Day weekend—the majority by car.

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is rolling out its annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign. Troopers will be pulling over people who don’t wear seatbelts.

Katie Fallon with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety says a second road safety campaign -- the “100 Days of Summer Heat” – targets the most lethal drivers:

“We want to get those dangerous drivers off the road, because unfortunately we hear stories of crashes where someone was basically a triple threat—they were drunk they were speeding and they were texting driving and those are exactly the kind of people who Summer Heat wants to get off the road.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in Georgia’s rural counties, 60% of traffic fatalities are those people who weren’t wearing seatbelts.