Glynn County police get state traffic enforcement grant
- By The Times-Union
- Story updated at 5:20 AM on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - The Glynn County Police Department has received a $137,480 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety to continue its concentrated traffic enforcement program.
The Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic grant is part of a statewide program aimed at reducing traffic fatalities and injuries by reducing crashes caused by impaired or reckless drivers, speeders and aggressive motorists.
The program also is intended to increase seat-belt use and educate the public about traffic safety.
Established last year, the Glynn police HEAT unit is made up of three officers who conduct roadside safety checks, patrol on the lookout for dangerous drivers and participate in public awareness programs. The department receives three years of funding under the highway safety grant program.