Hands Across the Border

Georgia and South Carolina police are joining forces to try to keep the roads safe. The summer driving season is one of the most dangerous, especially during the upcoming Labor Day weekend.

That's why law enforcement officers from both are teaming up for Hands Across the Border. Dozens of patrol cars from police agencies all over the Coastal Empire and Low Country lined the Talmadge Bridge to set up a road check this weekend.

Officers say it's a chance for police to show the public that they're working together to save lives. "Labor Day weekend is coming up," said Sgt. Powell Harrelson with Pooler PD. "We don't want to see that many injuries."

This is the 13th year Georgia and South Carolina authorities have teamed up for Hands Across the Border.

Reported by: Liz Flynn, lflynn@wtoc.com