The H.E.A.T. Is On!

June 3, 2010 at 9:07 am

The forecast calls for 100 days of summer H.E.A.T.!   A multi-jurisdictional traffic law enforcement campaign designed to stretch from Memorial Day through the Fourth of July and on past the September Labor Day holiday,  H.E.A.T or “Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic,” is an initiative aimed at reducing the high number of fatality crashes on  highway systems by targeting aggressive drivers who climb behind the wheel with high-risk driving habits, ticketing speeders and unbuckled drivers, and sending impaired drivers to jail.  All summer long, bad drivers will be stopped at road checks or pulled over by concentrated patrols on interstates, secondary corridors and local highways.  More information is available on the South Carolina Highway Patrol web site
     On Wednesday, June 2, law enforcement from various jurisdictions celebrated the kick-off of H.E.A.T. at a program hosted by the University of South Carolina Upstate. Speakers included Klay Peterson (USC Upstate Chief of Police),  Spartanburg County Sheriff Wright, Major Taylor with the SC Highway Patrol, Ed Harmon (Office of Highway Safety), and Terry Shiavone (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration). Approximately 125 people were in attendance, and included law enforcement agencies from parts of Georgia as well.