Cracking Down on Dangerous Driving

by admin 17. July 2017 13:32

A special traffic campaign, named Operation Southern Shield, is happening July 17th - 23rd all across the Southeast to enforce traffic safety laws and help people arrive alive to their destination. Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida law enforcement have teamed up to crack down on traffic violations, including speeding, distracted driving and impaired driving.

Alabama State Trooper uses UltraLyte laser speed gun
(AP Photo credit: Jay Sailors)

The hope is to urge drivers to slow down, wear seat belts and pay attention to the road, says ADECA (Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs) Director Kenneth Boswell.

The UltraLyte laser speed gun and other traffic safety laser devices by Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI) will be joining in as part of the team helping to enforce these basic laws of the road.

Some sobering facts are below to show just how important it is for drivers to become more aware of their driving and the rules of the road.

Slow down and obey the speed limit!

  • Speeding is the number one cause of fatal accidents on our highways

Put your seat belt on, there's a reason it's a law!

  • In 2016, 42% of people who were killed in crashes chose not to wear their seat belt

Pay attention to the road!

  • Texting while driving is one of the most deadly distractions for drivers

Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI) is dedicated to helping law enforcement agencies all over the world save lives one measurement at a time. Our UltraLyte laser speed guns are the most durable and reliable speed enforcement tools on the market and are used 3 to 1 worldwide. Providing LTI's exclusive Accuracy Validation software, pinpoint targeting and unmatched versatility, our lasers capture evidence needed to prove traffic violations.

Take the time, obey the laws and be safe out there on our highways so you can enjoy the summer and vacation time with family and friends.

For more information on the campaigns see:

Police out in Force article by the Cullman Times - July 13, 2017
Florida Highway Patrol Cracks Down article by WFSU News - July 17, 2017


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