FORSYTH — Deputy David A. Horton of the Long County Sheriff’s Office recently completed a course in advanced traffic law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.
The course is required by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council for Advanced Certification.
The course provides public-safety officers an overview of the laws in the Georgia Traffic Code that pertain to moving-vehicle violations and includes updates on the rules of the road, which encompass not only laws governing traffic, but also include common driving practices.
Additional topics included driver’s and vehicle-licensing requirements; statewide vehicle-safety inspection regulations and emission standards in appropriate counties; and factors contributing to accidents and serious offenses that result in significant property damage, injury or loss of life.
Emphasis in the course is placed on Georgia statutes that govern operation of motor vehicles and case law pertaining to specific offenses.
Funding for the program has been provided by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.