Bibb County deputies have received a Georgia Governors Office of Highway Safetys H.E.A.T. grant for a seventh consecutive year.
The $149,000 grant helps fund a sheriffs office traffic unit focused on reducing impaired driving crashes and excessive speeding while increasing safety belt use and educating the public about traffic safety, according to a sheriffs office news release.
The grant went into effect Oct. 1 and lasts until Sept. 30, 2014.
Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic (H.E.A.T.) programs are used in 19 Georgia counties. The initiative was designed to serve Georgia jurisdictions with the highest rates of crashes, injuries and deaths, according to the release.