5 states take aim at speeding through Sunday

Just in case you’re headed to or through Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina or Tennessee this week be aware that police in those states are being especially vigilant about enforcing speeding laws.

Those five states are staging what they call Operation Southern Shield now through Sunday, July 26.  This is there the fourth year for the special enforcement effort.

This year’s focus comes at a time when law enforcement agencies across the country report speeding has increased as traffic, especially in normally congested urban areas, has thinned out as people work from home because of the COVID-19 coronavirus.