Stepped up enforcement planned before Labor Day

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Law enforcement agencies from six states are teaming up for the 19th annual Hands Across the Border crackdown on drunken driving around the Labor Day holiday.

The stepped up enforcement is part of a national effort that's going on at this time, which is called Operation Zero Tolerance in Georgia. The Governor's Office of Highway Safety also has launched its 100 Days of Summer Heat initiative that works bring attention to the fatal consequences of speeding, driving aggressively and failing to use seatbelts and child restraints.

For five days before Labor Day weekend, police, sheriff's deputies and state troopers in Georgia will be at state welcome centers to promote highway safety education, according to a news release. Georgia's peace officers will work with traffic enforcement partners from nearby states -- Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and North and South Carolina -- as part of the crackdown.

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