The Atlanta Police Department has $229,700 budgeted to put some H.E.A.T. on city streets.
The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) awarded the department a $57,500 grant. Another $172,200 was added from the department's budget.
The H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) program serves Georgia jurisdictions with the highest rate of crashes, injuries and deaths. Twenty-two Georgia counties are included and it covers most of Metro Atlanta.
GOHS Director Harry Blackwood said the primary goals of the program are to:
- Reduce impaired driving crashes;
- Reduce excessive speeding;
- Increase safety belt usage; and
- Educate the public
about traffic safety.