Speed, alcohol or failure to wear a seat belt are blamed in almost all of the fatal crashes.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, November 26, 2012
The 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period ended at midnight with 19 traffic fatalities reported across the state. The Georgia State Patrol investigated 11 of the 19 fatal crashes that occurred between 6 p.m. Wednesday and midnight. The 19 traffic fatalities is one more than in 2011. State troopers investigated a total of 622 traffic crashes during the period that resulted in 263 injuries. Of the 11 traffic deaths investigated by troopers, alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor in four of the crashes, and seven of the victims were not using seat belts. There was one fatal pedestrian collision investigated by troopers. Local law enforcement agencies investigated eight of the fatal crashes, including a single-vehicle accident in …
Georgia State troopers will be patrolling secondary roads along with interstates.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, May 27, 2011
Georgia State Patrol troopers will be patrolling secondary roads along with the interstates this Memorial Day holiday weekend, according to an announcement by Col. Bill Hitchens, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety. “Last year, there were no interstate fatalities recorded during the holiday period, but two of the deaths were on state highways and three were on county roads or city streets,” Hitchens said. This year’s eight-hour Memorial Day holiday weekend begins Friday, May 27, at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight Monday, May 30. Col. Hitchens predicted traffic will be heavy throughout the weekend as graduation ceremonies, festivals and vacation travel will add volume to normal weekend traffic. “We anticipate a busy weekend …