The Athens-Clarke County Police Department wishes to provide some reminders to the help citizens have a safe and enjoyable season of University of Georgia football.
There are five licensed taxi cab companies operating in Athens-Clarke County. They are: 5 Star Taxi, Big Dawg Taxi, Golden Taxi, United Taxi, and Your Cab. All taxi cabs are required to have a light permanently installed on the top of the vehicle and the company name must be on the front driver and passenger door and on the rear of the vehicle. Please don’t get into vehicles that you are not familiar with unless you first verify that it is one of the licensed taxi cab companies.
Parking rules will be enforced during all home games. No parking signs are placed out in certain areas and these areas are strictly enforced. In addition to the yellow curbs, the Police Department and Traffic Engineering will place out signs and cones clearly marking these areas. Vehicles parked in these areas will be towed.
Citizens are reminded to secure their vehicles and property prior to heading to the stadium. Valuables should not be left in the passenger compartment of the vehicle where they can be seen.
Open containers containing alcoholic beverages are prohibited by county ordinance and will be enforced on county streets and sidewalks. More information can be found by reading the Athens-Clarke County ordinance 6-3-12 available at municode.com.
Citizens old enough to consume alcoholic beverages are asked to consume them responsibly. People who consume too much alcohol put themselves in a position of greater vulnerability. Statistics indicate that women who are under the influence of alcohol are more frequently the victims of sexual assault. Women are encouraged to use the buddy system, particularly when they have been consuming alcohol. It is unlawful for people under the age of 21 to consume alcohol.
In an effort to help traffic flow after the games, the police department will be closing south bound traffic on North Ave at Martin Luther King, Jr., Pkwy. This is being done in order to allow traffic to flow continuously north bound from Thomas Street and Dougherty Street. Please see the following diagram.