H.E.A.T. is designed to educate the public and enforce laws related to impaired and aggressive driving. Each officer is armed with materials to educate Georgia citizens about our laws related to aggressive and impaired driving. Education and enforcement must go hand in hand if we are to be successful in reducing the number of crashes, fatalities and injuries on our highways.
Aggressive traffic (speed and drunk driving among the worst behaviors) has been determined to be one of the leading causes of death and serious injury crashes on the roadways of Georgia.
For the first time in the history of highway safety the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has created a multi-jurisdictional task force to address aggressive and impaired driving in Georgia. Originally, three officers from six counties and the City of College Park and the City of Atlanta came together to form a team of twenty-four officers to form H.E.A.T. Since this formation, the H.E.A.T. team has continued to grow with agencies being added across the state each month.
* Reduce the number of impaired driving crashes in Georgia by 10%.
* Enforce laws targeting Aggressive Driving around Georgia