Deputy Sheriff Mark I. Hall of the Long County Sherriff’s Office completed a radar operator recertification course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.
Speed is of the top five contributing factors in accidents resulting in serious injuries and fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 37 percent of all motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes in 2006 were speeding, compared with 23 percent for drivers of passenger cars, 19 percent for light truck drivers and eight percent for large truck drivers, according to date.
The radar operator course is designed to improve the effectiveness of speed enforcement through the proper and efficient use of police traffic radar speed measurement instruments. Training and proactive enforcement will enable law enforcement to have an impact on reducing speed-related incidents and saving lives.
Funding for this program was provided by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.