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Dalton Police officer receives traffic safety award

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DALTON, GA (WRCB) - Dalton Police honored Officer Lane Bennett with the Traffic Safety Officer of the Year award at  Dalton Public Safety Commission meeting Tuesday morning.  

The award is designed to recognize officers who put forth extra effort to reduce roadway fatalities and injuries through education and enforcement.

Bennett was selected for the honor because of his hard work to enforce Georgia's distracted driving laws. 

During 2014, Bennett made more than 140 citizen contacts with officers he observed driving while distracted. 

During these contacts, Bennett informed the drivers about the state's distracted driving laws and warned them about the dangers of driving while distracted by cell phones, radios, or other distracting behaviors.

Bennett has been with the Dalton Police Department since April 2013.
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