AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- On Feb. 14, 2013, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety launched a 90-day campaign to combat traffic fatalities.
Officers are targeting drivers under the influence, proper child restraints and seat belts, just to name a few, with a goal of reducing highway deaths and dangerous drivers in Augusta.
Deputies say Richmond County has seen a 131 percent increase in traffic fatalities within the past two years -- 19 fatalities in 2010, 35 in 2011 and 44 in 2012.
Checkpoints will be held throughout the three-month campaign, with alternating locations and schedules.
Here's a list of where the checkpoints have been held and how many citations were issued:
Feb. 14, 2013: 140 citations
Feb. 15, 2013: 112 citations
- 3400 block of Milledgeville Road
- Old Savannah Road at Molly Pond Road
Friday, March 1, 2013: 135 citationsSaturday, March 2, 2013: See map for statistics
- Windsor Spring Road at Crosscreek Road
- Calhoun Expressway at Eve Street
- Skinner Mill Road at Dorchester Drive
Saturday, March 9, 2013: No checkpoints, but law enforcement made stops
- Old Waynesboro Road at Brown Road
- Tobacco Road
- Gordon Highway at Holloway Drive
Sunday, March 10, 2013: See map for statistics
- Seat belt cases: 16
- Child restraint: 1
- DUI: 4
- Reckless driving: 1
- Uninsuired motorists: 2
- Suspended/revoked license: 4
- Speeding: 29
- Other violations: 14
- All warnings: 52
- Total UTC's/Warnings: 100
- Total arrests: 2
Monday, March 11, 2013: See map for statistics
- Kissingbower Road
- Skinner Mill Road
- Boykin Road
Friday, March 15, 2013: See map for statistics
- Highway 56
- Eve Street at Greene Street
- 3000 block of Damascus Road
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