Morrow police officer completes course

Morrow Police Sgt. Harry Hess has completed a basic RADAR operator course, taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

Speed consistently ranks as one of the top-five contributing factors resulting in serious injury and fatality incidents. In 2006, 37 percent of all motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes were speeding, compared with 23 percent for drivers of passengers cars, 19 percent for light truck drivers, and 8 percent for large truck drivers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data.

Training and proactive enforcement will enable law enforcement to have an impact on reducing these speed-related incidents and ultimately saving lives, officials said.

Funding for the program has been provided by the State of Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety.