Mon., August 13, 2012 10:05am (EDT)

Savannah Police Launch Traffic Crackdown
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

SAVANNAH, Ga.  —  
Savannah police said they're launching a 90-day crackdown on traffic violations because of a high number of serious crashes recently, though only six traffic fatalities have been reported by Savannah police this year. (Photo Courtesy of Kenn Kiser via stock.xchng.)
Savannah police said they're launching a 90-day crackdown on traffic violations because of a high number of serious crashes recently, though only six traffic fatalities have been reported by Savannah police this year. (Photo Courtesy of Kenn Kiser via stock.xchng.)
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.