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June 9, 2008

Albany - Dougherty County police say the H.E.A.T. is helping them save lives, and they want it to continue.

H.E.A.T. stands for Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic.

For the past three years, Dougherty County HEAT units have patrolled for those aggressive drivers, and it's paid off.

The number of people seriously hurt and killed on Dougherty County roads has gone down.

Chief Don Cheek says 90 percent of drivers they stop are wearing their seatbelts and that's saving lives. 

"If we look at some of the fatalities that have occurred in some of the surrounding counties, particularly Lee County, has had some real tragedies, most of which have not had seatbelts in use. We feel very, very strongly that will reduce serious injuries and possibly even death," Cheek says.

Dougherty County is applying for another H.E.A.T. grant from the state which would pay for one of the H.E.A.T. officers for the county.

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