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Drivers can expect another year of HEAT

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June 16, 2008

Dougherty County -- Dougherty County drivers can expect to see HEAT officers on our roads for another year. Dougherty County commissioners approved a renewal of the Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Driving Grant for 2009.

Most of the more than $39,000 comes from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. The county must pay almost $10,000, but commissioners feel it is money well-spent.

"It's shown to reduce speeding which in turn reduces traffic accidents. So it's a very good program, and our officers do a wonderful job. And we are looking forward to another year having the HEAT cars," said District 1 County Commissioner, Lamar Hudgins.

The county also agreed to contribute more than $26,000 toward a grant that helps pay for the Victims Witness Assistance program.

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