Albany -- Dougherty County Police officers are working long shifts to make sure you stay safe on the roadways. Officers are working 12-hour shifts and are busy warning drivers about the risks of speeding and not buckling up.
Wednesday on Mock Road DCP units stopped a number of people going too fast, or not strapped in.
Officer Thomas Williamson says simple mistakes can cost a life. "We've had a lot of deaths recently due to people not wearing seat belts, so we're trying to enforce click it or ticket and trying to get drunks off the roads," Williamson said. "Don't drink and drive. It's uncalled for. There's no need for causing your family grief."
In addition to DCP stepping up patrols, you can count on seeing extra troopers on the road to encourage drivers to be safe.