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Local Law Enforcement Agencies to Target Unsecured Loads in April

BRUNSWICK, GA - (March 24, 2023) – The arrival of Spring 2023 brings with it more than the traditional “spring cleaning,” as the Glynn County Police Department, Brunswick Police Department, and Glynn County Sheriff’s Office team up with Keep Golden Isles Beautiful to “clean up the roadways in more ways than one” for a joint unsecured load enforcement effort.

April will see enhanced unsecured load enforcement by all three local law enforcement agencies. Both State and local unsecured load laws call for the proper containment of anything from yard trash to construction materials in open truck beds or trailers. Violations of the unsecured load ordinances can be costly and pertain as well to items not properly secured, whether actively littering or not.

“Unsecured truck and trailer loads contribute greatly to the amount of roadside trash and litter in our community,” said KGIB executive director Lea King-Badyna. “Highways 303 and 17, the FJ Torras Causeway and Sea Island Road are prime examples of habitually littered roadways due to improperly secured loads.”

“Not only are unsecured loads a prime source of litter, they are also potentially dangerous,” said Glynn County Interim Police Chief O’Neal Jackson. “Unsecured items pose a safety risk and can strike vehicles and cause accidents when motorists swerve to avoid them. We are happy to join with the other law enforcement departments in this joint effort.”

Properly tarping, netting, roping, using bungees, or otherwise securing loads is key to a cleaner and safer community. “While we patrol for unsecured items year-round, this month-long April initiative will bring heightened awareness to this safety risk and remind folks to secure loads,” said Brunswick Police Chief Kevin Jones.

For more information contact: Keep Golden Isles Beautiful, 912-279-1490; Brunswick Police Department, (912) 267-5559; Glynn County Police Department, (912) 554-7800; Glynn County Sheriff’s Office, (912) 554-7600.


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