Police announce 100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T.

Published: May. 15, 2013 at 8:51 PM EDT|Updated: May. 20, 2013 at 8:51 PM EDT
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THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - The Sun will not be only source of H.E.A.T in Thomasville and throughout Georgia this summer.

"The Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic. We will be involved in that campaign. It is a statewide campaign," said Lt. Eric Hampton.

During the 100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T. law enforcers will be on high alert for all traffic offenses.

Police say they will be especially looking out for folks who are texting while driving.

"If you're caught texting and driving, you will receive a ticket. If you're caught speeding and driving, you will receive a ticket. However if you are caught under the influence of alcohol, you will go to jail. There is zero tolerance for people driving under the influence of alcohol," said Hampton.

And whether they set up checkpoints, road blocks, or just daily patrols, police say if you are break any traffic law, you will get caught.

"There is no particular day or time. This 100 days of Summer H.E.A.T. And we will be aggressively looking for violators who are committing those particular violations. Speeding, texting, DUI, and all other violations they may be committing," said Hampton.

And this campaign applies to drivers of all ages.

"There are kids out of school. Families traveling for vacation. These are the things we want to make sure these families and these motorists are safe on the roads at all times. We want to look out for people who are putting them in danger," said Hampton.

Police say citizens are encouraged to report any aggressive driving behavior to their local law enforcement agencies.

The campaign begins Memorial Day Weekend and runs through Labor Day.

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