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Extra cops will hit the streets over Labor Day weekend

Starting tomorrow night expect to see an increase in cops on the roads. Several law enforcement agencies will be out, in full force for the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Their main goal is to keep everyone safe on the roads. The Department of Public Safety is predicting Georgia roads will be busy over the weekend.

Over the holiday weekend last year, there were more than 2,500 car accidents, a 1,000 injuries and 14 deaths according to the Department of Transportation.

The numbers from the year before weren't any better. That's why cops from six states are teaming up for the 20th Annual Hands Across the Border.

They're aligning checkpoints for impaired drivers across our state boarder. Not only are they looking for drunk drivers, but speeders and folks not wearing a seat belt.

Operation Zero tolerance will also be in effect. State troopers will be on city, county and highway roads looking for those who break the law.

So please be safe and have a happy labor day weekend. 

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