Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Lee County-- Georgia Insurance Agents are excited about back up cameras, saying they could be life savers.
Cameras on the rear that show drivers what's behind them are available on more cars, and could become standard equipment in the future.
The Toyota Landcruiser is a big SUV, with a big blind spot in the rear. But thanks to a back up camera, that blind spot is easily seen by the driver in the video screen next to the steering wheel.
Fairway Toyota General Manager Mike Blanchard said, "We're beginning to see some people who ask for it, on an irregular basis."
In 2003, 228 children were killed in the United States, when vehicles backed over them. Back up cameras could prevent many of those deaths. "We've seen so many instances where small children are run over by a parent, a grandparent. A very sad situation because they did not realize the child was there," said Georgia Insurance Information Services spokesman David Colmans.
The Georgia Insurance Information Service recommends cars with rear end cameras or sensing devices to warn motorists of something behind them. "Not only can you see directly behind you, but in experiments we have run you can see actually people to the side of the bumper, so you have a very good panoramic view," Colmans said.
Back up cameras are available in many high dollar, large cars now, but are expected to become more common. Blanchard said "I think as the awareness gets higher in the public, there will be more demand for it."
Having a car equipped with a back up camera will not lower your insurance rates now, but agents say their preventing accidents and deaths will keep costs down.
The back up camera option in most cars is around two thousand dollars. Colmans said if you don't own one, walking behind your car and honking the horn a couple of times before backing is a cheap alternative.