Moultrie Police Department begins “NoNeedToSpeed” campaign8 Jun, 2018
With increased traffic, motor vehicle crashes have increased. Over the past seven months, there have been 38 motor vehicle crashes on Veterans Parkway resulting in nine injuries and one death, a City of Moultrie press release said. The crashes were reported at 14 different intersections.
According to Acting Police Chief Sean Ladson, “If this rate of motor vehicle crashes continues, by November 2018 it is expected to grow to 72 crashes, which could average to 18 of those involving injuries.”
Ladson says these statistics do not include the severe injury accidents or fatalities investigated by the Georgia State Patrol. The police department is launching “NoNeedToSpeed,” a campaign to promote motor vehicle safety by enforcing traffic laws for speeding, distracted driving, and seatbelt usage.
Ladson says he has received numerous complaints of speeding violations on Veterans Parkway. “We need to slow down,” he said. “There are accidents and fatalities because of speeding and distracted driving.” The Moultrie Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office will be enforcing all traffic laws on Veterans Parkway.
“We are committed to helping keep our citizens safe,” Ladson said.