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Monday, August 13, 2012 - 6:05am

Savannah Police Launch Traffic Crackdown

Police in Savannah-Chatham County are launching a 90-day blitz to crack down on traffic violations starting Monday.

Police Chief Willie Lovett has ordered every one of his marked patrol units to put a special focus on breaking traffic laws — and to write tickets when necessary.

Patrol officers will spend at least an hour of every shift looking for traffic violations, said Lt. Greg Mitchell, commander of the department's traffic division.

Savannah police said they're launching a crackdown because of a high number of serious crashes recently, though only six traffic fatalities have been reported by Savannah police this year.