Speeders beware - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Speeders beware

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Closing arguments in murder trial set for Wednesday morning

    Closing arguments in murder trial set for Wednesday morning

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:03 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:03:55 GMT
    (left to right) Ezekial James and Jordan Harris(left to right) Ezekial James and Jordan Harris
    Closing arguments in the trial accusing two men of robbing and killing former Lee County Commissioner and Albany businessman is set for Wednesday morning.More >>
    Closing arguments in the trial accusing two men of robbing and killing former Lee County Commissioner and Albany businessman is set for Wednesday morning.More >>
  • WRD meets to discuss deer hunting

    WRD meets to discuss deer hunting

    WRD meets to discuss deer hunting

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:51:01 GMT
    Deer hunting season is just around the corner.Tuesday, the Wildlife Resources Division met in Lee County to talk with the community about a new 10- year Deer Management Plan.More >>
    Deer hunting season is just around the corner.Tuesday, the Wildlife Resources Division met in Lee County to talk with the community about a new 10- year Deer Management Plan.More >>
  • New 10-year Deer Management Plan

    New 10-year Deer Management Plan

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:35:01 GMT
    Deer hunting season is just around the corner.The Wild Life Resources Division met in Lee County to talk with the community about a new 10-year Deer Management Plan. More >>
    Deer hunting season is just around the corner.The Wild Life Resources Division met in Lee County to talk with the community about a new 10-year Deer Management Plan. More >>

By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Law enforcers will be out looking for speeders, impaired drivers, and seatbelt violations. People are more likely to get a speeding ticket in Georgia than most anywhere else.

According to the National Motorists Association,  Georgia and Nevada are tied for the second highest speeding ticket rate.

Florida is number one. Texas and Alabama round out the top five. Dougherty County Police say they are amping up traffic patrols during the holiday weekend.

"We'll have our patrols out in the evening hours tonight to keep safe as they try to get to their destination and making sure they're wearing their seat belts and not exceeding the speed limits," said Lt. Tom Jackson with Dougherty County Police.

Police say it's important to plan ahead to get to your destination safely. And they say drivers  shouldn't even consider getting behind the wheel after drinking.

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback