Holmes County Officers Prepare For Spring Break

Being visible on the highways this spring break is key for the Holmes County Sheriff's Office.

"We’ll be out in full force of course just enforcing the laws that are already existing, a lot of DUI enforcement, texting and driving, seatbelt, all those things that are preventive measures to prevent accidents."

Many college students will be passing through to visit some of the country's most popular spring break destinations.

Holmes county sheriff's deputies know that there will be heavy traffic, but their main priority is to keep it flowing.

"The beach is going nowhere; they just need to realize that you need to take your time."

"If you are traveling through Holmes County for spring break, you might want to do the speed limit. Last year, law enforcement officials handed out over 700 citations."

And all of those were given out, by city, county, and state officers during the months of March and April, but the bulk of those tickets were mainly handed out because of one violation in particular.

"Mostly speeding they are just in a hurry to get there."

This is the reason why safety is the sheriff’s office top priority.

"Our goal is to make sure that they are not breaking the law and to prevent accidents. We want everybody to make it there safe and we want everyone to make it back home safe. Enjoy yourself, have a good time but also just follow the rules, the laws, obey the laws and just safety."

Safety, which Odom says will help save lives.

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