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Augusta area to see heightened road patrol this Labor Day

Richmond County Sheriff's Office Lt. Lewis Blanchard clearly outlined the mission for the holiday weekend. "Our goal is to save lives," Blanchard said.
Augusta emergency agencies prepare for winter storm

Emergency management teams spent much of Monday preparing for the two to four inches of snow predicted to fall starting Tuesday night.
Deaths of Georgia teen drivers drop in 2012

The number of fatalities in Georgia involving 16- and 17-year-old drivers dropped from 37 in 2011 to 23 in 2012, according to preliminary data included in a report released Tuesday by the Governors Highway Safety Assoc­iation.
Deputy in Operation Thunder crash will take driving class

A Richmond County deputy injured in a crash during Operation Thunder on Friday must take a driving class.
'Super speeders' law adds $200 to ticket

Drivers with lead feet will be left with lighter wallets next year after a new Georgia law targeting "super speeders" goes into effect.
Officials explore link between phones, accidents

Doug Brown's eyebrows furrowed when he was slightly bumped by another driver while en route to downtown Augusta a couple of weeks ago.
Laws help reduce fatalities

Getting a driver's license can be an ordeal for Georgia teens, but statistics show an escalating series of restrictions and requirements appears to be improving safety.
Traffic safety project begins

Just a few days ago, 49 people died in a plane crash in Kentucky.
Class assists parents, children

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Last year, when Janet Scott tried to teach her 16-year-old daughter, Jasmine, to drive, the experience was aggravating.
Slow down before more people are killed

What will it take to get you to slow down on Georgia's highways? Try this. Stop what you are doing for a second and look at someone you love. It could be your spouse, your significant other, your child, a parent or your best friend. Now, imagine that person has just learned that you have been killed in a motor vehicle crash, or you find out they have been killed. Sound far-fetched? It will happen more than 1,000 times this year in Georgia. One thousand living, breathing human beings who had hopes and dreams, who brought joy to other human beings and who won't see New Year's Day.
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