State officials say they're taking a zero tolerance stance on drunk drivers and boaters during the Fourth of July. Officials from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Public Safety will tour the state Monday to remind Georgians that police will be on high alert for drunk drivers and boat operators this week.
There's mixed reaction in Georgia to a proposal from a federal agency's call for states to lower their blood-alcohol limits from drivers. The National Transportation and Safety Board made waves with its call for a 0.05 limit, down from the 0.08 that has become standard.
State officials have developed a new smartphone application designed to cut down on drunken driving during this weekend’s New Year's Eve celebrations. The app, Drive Sober Georgia, is available on the iPhone and Android markets.
Halloween this year falls on a Sunday and that's not sitting well with some Georgians who keep the day as religious. They successfully have pushed some city leaders to urge residents to send their kids trick-or-treating on Saturday. And that's led to confusion in Savannah and Macon. Some neighborhood groups had planned for trick-or-treating on Sunday.