READ: DeKalb man with past DUI, no license freed from jail after fatal wreck
Decatur officials explained the need for such programs in a Facebook post: national data shows speeding is consistently a factor in fatal wrecks, such as 27 percent 2016.
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The county said there are 27 surveillance traps deployed throughout DeKalb County.