Operation Slow Down takes effect in Georgia

Operation slow down goes into effect next week
Published: Jul. 16, 2022 at 11:43 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - After an alarming increase in the number of cars speeding over 100 mph during the past two years in the southeast was released, authorities across the southeast put Operation Slow Down into effect.

According to statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speed was a factor in 29% of total traffic fatalities in the U.S. in 2020.

Officials say during the last five years of this operation in Georgia, state troopers have issued more than 55,000 speeding tickets.

If you’re going well above the speed limit, chances are you’re going to get pulled over.

Police patrols increased on highways and interstates starting on July 18 in an effort to remind motorists to slow down and drive safe.