Thursday, May 23 2013 5:19 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:19:44 GMT
One south Georgia law enforcement agency recently received much needed financial help for a mandatory upgrade. The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of HighwayMore >>
The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:13 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:13:37 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:06:59 GMT
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months. She returned to Quitman today after a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan. And she surprised her son and her mother at herMore >>
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:04:16 GMT
All non-essential employees at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany have been sent home for the day due to a sudden drop in water pressure. Base officials say the water is either running extremely low orMore >>
The command is still investigating the cause of this specific leak and will provide up-to-date information to the public as well as its workforce as to the causes and preventative measures that will take place in the future.More >>
July 12, 2006
Albany -- Southwest Georgia engineers and law enforcement are studying how to reduce traffic crashes and deaths. Albany and Southwest Georgia planning and development engineers learned how to conduct road safety audits.
Transportation Safety Specialists from the Federal Highway Administration are teaching local experts how to identify and solve traffic and road hazards. They say Police, State Patrol, Traffic and Sign Engineers, and Planning authorities all need to work together to design safer roads. Safe Communities Coordinator Michele DeMott said "We each see things from a different prespective. When you look with that new eye, it's those things that you see that can really make the very best traffic safety improvements. "
The Federal Highway Administration wants communities to use road safety audits to cut roadside hazards and traffic congestion, and save lives.
South Korea has one of the highest rates of traffic deaths in the industrialized world, and that's why it sent researchers to the road safety seminar in Albany. Three members of the Korea Transportation Safety Authority are attending the Road Safety Audits seminar.
Travel services warn visitors to South Korea about their dangerous roads. Korea Transportation Safety Director Shin Bu-Yong said "We are here to learn what you are doing, then we will bring it to our country and introduce what you are doing to our people. "
The number of cars on South Korean roads has increased 94 percent in the last three decades. These men are working on ways to design safer roads to handle their skyrocketing transportation needs.
The traffic safety seminar will continue Thursday in Albany.