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BYRON, GA 31008
As an active component of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, our No. 1 goal is to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on the streets and highways in the cities and counties we serve in Middle Georgia.
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety in cooperation with state and local law enforcement agencies has organized regional Traffic Enforcement Networks around the State of Georgia. There are currently 16 regional traffic enforcement networks servicing all 159 counties in Georgia.
Counties in our network include Peach, Macon, Houston, Dooly, Pulaski, Crisp, Wilcox, Twiggs, Bleckley, Monroe, Bibb and Turner
The regional networks are open to all sworn law enforcement officers and prosecutors and are designed to enhance traffic enforcement activities through networking, training and legislation. The networks serve as a catalyst for traffic enforcement officers to voice their concerns and share ideas with their counterparts from other agencies in their region. Guest speakers and panelists have included state and municipal court judges, prosecutors, legislators, MADD representatives, Public Service Commission, and ALS judges.
The Mission of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety is simple: to educate the public on traffic safety and facilitate the implementation of programs that reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities on Georgia roadways.
In 1966, 50,894 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. and the rate of fatalities per 100 million miles of travel was 5.5. It was projected that, over a nine-year period, the number of fatalities would increase to 100,000 a year if Congress did not do anything to address the problem. Taking heed of these dire predictions, Congress enacted the Highway Safety Act of 1966. This legislation created a unique partnership among federal, state and local governments to improve and expand the nation's highway safety activities.
The Highway Safety Act of 1968 required governors to be responsible for the administration of the federal highway safety program in each state. The governor, through delegation of powers, had the authority to designate a Governor's Highway Safety Representative to administer the federally-funded highway program.