Fayetteville gets $22,000 traffic safety grant

Credit: Courtesy Fayetteville Police

Credit: Courtesy Fayetteville Police

Fayetteville’s police department has received nearly $22,000 from a state grant to improve traffic law enforcement. The grant, from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, was bestowed in recognition of the city’s role as the coordinating agency of the GOHS Metro Atlanta Traffic Enforcement Network, which covers Fayette as well as Clayton, Henry, Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb and Gwinnett counties.

Fayetteville Police Chief Scott Gray said the grant will provide additional resources to promote motorist safety by “reducing the number of collisions, speeding motorists, unrestrained occupants, distracted drivers and impaired drivers within our communities.” The programs associated with those goals include Click It or Ticket, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and 100 Days of Summer HEAT. GOHS Director Allen Poole said that many fatal crashes, which increased in Georgia last year, are preventable if risky behaviors can be reduced.