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Richmond County seeing fewer tickets issued in 2014; deputies cite voluntary compliance

...have seen a slight bump because of Operation Rolling Thunder, a 90-day initiative by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety to crack down on traffic violations in the counties with the highest traffic fatality rates.There were 42 traffic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-11/richmond-county-seeing
Congress blasts National Highway Transportation Agency for handling of GM ignition switch issue

WASHINGTON - Both houses of Congress scolded the nation's highway safety agency Tuesday over its tardy handling of a deadly problem with General Motors cars, questioning whether it is competent to guarantee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-16/congress-blasts-national-h
6-state police plan holiday crackdown

...committed to keeping impaired drivers off the road," said Harris Blackwood, the director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.The campaign is aimed at keeping drunken drivers off the road, but it also has a history of catching fugitives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-22/6-state-police-plan-holiday-
Augusta area to see heightened road patrol this Labor Day

...2013."These numbers aren't just numbers," said Blackwood, the director of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety. "That's 123 more lives we're talking about. That's 123 more people going to football games or celebrating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-28/augusta-area-see-heightened-
GM recall reveals gaps in air bag knowledge

...a certain situation," said Joe Nolan, senior vice president for vehicle research at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a group funded by the insurance industry that performs crash tests and other research.If an occupant is unbelted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-13/gm-recall-reveals-gaps-air
Send Could Be the End campaign stresses danger of texting while driving

...seminars to help students understand the risks of distracted driving just before prom night.According to the Na tional Highway Safety Ad ministration, 3,328 people were killed in car accidents involving distracted drivers in 2012."We want to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-04-22/send-could-be-end-campaig
Operation Thunder heads to Savannah

...The operation, which spent time in Augusta last year, is held in collaboration with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, and emphasizes speed enforcement, pedestrian safety and bicycle safety.Miller said Interim Police Chief Julie...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-30/operation-thunder-heads-sava
Authorities plan an increased road, waterways presence Memorial Day weekend

...increased police presence on the road and waterways this weekend.Representatives from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety stopped in Augusta on Friday during a two-day safety tour to remind people about safe driving and boating as the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-23/authorities-plan-incre
Chrysler, Saab and Harley-Davidson issue recalls

...front brakes might engage unexpectedly.The country's largest motorcycle manufacturer reported to the National Highway Safety Traffic Safety Administration that certain touring motorcycles outfitted with ABS braking systems could experience...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-15/chrysler-saab-and-harley-d
Holiday road checks see dramatic decline of DUI offenses from Operation Thunder in 2013

...initiative last year by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety to crack down on traffic violations and fatalities...to work in tandem with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety and the Georgia State Patrol through Sunday in an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-05/holiday-road-checks-se