A graphic ready by the Athens-Clarke County Police Division reveals that extra crashes happen on Fridays in Athens than another day of the week.
It was one of many the reason why the police performed a number of checkpoints within the metropolis on Friday, June 21.
Checkpoints begin at 8 am and go till midnight.
Information on Athens-Clark accidents was collected from 2018 to this yr. Only a few accidents occur on Sunday.
“Sgt. (Vincent) Schill has achieved a number of work to provide you with a plan to deal with issues like automotive accidents,” stated police Lt. Jody Thompson.
Schill is the organizer of the proposed checkpoint together with the Governor’s Workplace of Freeway Security.
“Site visitors enforcement, together with training, is an efficient method to cut back pace and stop accidents. We hope these checkpoints will encourage drivers to decelerate, deal with driving and keep away from impaired driving,” Schill stated in a police assertion.
Police declined to determine the places of the checkpoints, citing officer security.
Throughout the checkpoints, police hand out leaflets with native accident statistics and details about why the checkpoints are being performed.
Up to now in 2023, there have been 9 deadly visitors crashes in Athens. A document variety of traffic-related deaths occurred in 2021, when 24 had been recorded, however this quantity dropped to 11 in 2022.
As well as, this yr, police performed 2,213 busts and performed 7,419 visitors stops.
To see police statistics go to accpd-public-transparency-site-athensclarke.hub.arcgis.com/pages/traffic.
This text initially appeared within the Athens Banner-Herald: Athens-Clarke police will be conducting checkpoints Friday night