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DCP works to make roads safer

DCP wants to see less speeders (Source:WALB) DCP wants to see less speeders (Source:WALB)
Chief Cynthia Battle, Dougherty Co.'s Chief of Police (Source:WALB) Chief Cynthia Battle, Dougherty Co.'s Chief of Police (Source:WALB)
The department investigated more traffic-related deaths in 2016 than in 2015 (Source:WALB) The department investigated more traffic-related deaths in 2016 than in 2015 (Source:WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County Police (DCP) is hoping to make area roads safer after the department’s annual report saw an increase in traffic-related deaths in 2016.

According to DCP’s CY 2016 Annual Report, the department investigated 583 accidents which is just several more than the 2015 total.

DCP saw a 60% increase in accidents with injuries. Officers also investigated a total of 8 traffic-related deaths compared to the 6 traffic-related deaths in 2015.

Dougherty Co.’s Chief of Police Cynthia Battle told WALB News 10 that her department plans to work with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, as well as conducting more road blocks, and cracking down on speeders.

“We want to concentrate on working more traffic, because we want to get those numbers down. It’s very important to us to work on speeders and any factors that will cause accidents,” Chief Battle said.

She said the Liberty Expressway continues to be a spot where officers are seeing a lot of accidents.

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