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Officer completes traffic law class

FORSYTH — Clayton County police Officer Bernice Higgins has completed a course in advanced traffic laws.

Higgins completed the course offered at Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. The course is required by Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council for advanced certification.

The course provides public safety officers an overview of the laws in the Georgia Traffic Code that pertain to moving vehicle violations and includes updates on rules of the road, which govern how a vehicle shall be operated safely on Georgia roads.

Rules of the road not only encompass laws governing traffic but also include common driving practices.

Additional topics include driver’s and vehicle licensing requirements, statewide vehicle safety inspection regulations and emission standards in appropriate counties and factors contributing to accidents and serious offenses that result in significant property damage, injury or loss of life.

Emphasis in the course is placed on Georgia statutes that govern the operation of motor vehicles and case law pertaining to specific offenses.

Funding for the course has been provided by Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.