Holiday drivers in Chattooga County saw the increase in patrols from both the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department and the Georgia State Patrol.  Law enforcement was out in force on Wednesday evening trying to make sure that everyone stays safe this holiday season.

The Georgia State Patrol along with local law enforcement is targeting rural areas like Chattooga County this Thanksgiving Holiday with their annual "Click it or Ticket" push to make sure that drivers are wearing their safety belts.  According to statistics, drivers on Georgia’s rural roads are at a higher risk for accidents with injuries because rural residents don’t wear their seatbelts as much as urban residents in Georgia.

Georgia State Troopers along with local law enforcement will continue their push throughout the holdiay weekend.  If you see an impaired driver you can call *GSP from your cell – phone….it’s a free call and it could save a life.