The Conyers Police Department Special Operations Unit is partnering with the Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute in the coming months to focus on the correct installation and use of Child Safety Seats.
Special Operations in conjunction with Rockdale County Sheriff's Office will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints with specific attention to child safety restraint violations. Georgia law states any child under age eight is required to be in a child safety seat or booster seat appropriate for their height and weight and used according to the manufacturer's instructions. The law also requires children under eight to ride in the rear seat. Any person transporting an unrestrained child may receive a $50 fine and one point on their driver's license. Second convictions double the fine and points. For more helpful tips and resources for safety information visit the GTIPI website www.ridesafegeorgia.org.
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is also a full partner in this program. GOHS was the grant provider to the Conyers Police Department which helped launch the Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service (RASS) workshops. The RASS workshops have now trained hundreds of servers and clerks within the city on Georgia State Law and City of Conyers Ordinances governing alcohol sales and service. Since the implementation of this program, alcohol serving compliance in our restaurants, bars and convenience stores increased to nearly 90% throughout the city.