The number of fatalities has declined since 2010.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Ten motorists were killed on Georgia roadways over the Labor Day Weekend, according to Georgia State Patrol. That number is down from last year, when 15 traffic fatalities were reported. In 2010, there were 19. Fatalities were reported from Cobb County Police, Gwinnett County Police, Henry County Police, GSP Douglas, GSP Toccoa, GSP Valdosta, two from GSP Cartersville, and two from GSP Madison, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety website. Georgia State Patrol investigated a total of 373 traffic accidents, which resulted in 230 injuries. Troopers also arrested a total of 240 people for driving under the influenced, issued 983 citations for seat belt violations and recovered six stolen vehicles, according to the news …
Troopers will be watching for impaired drivers, speeders and other violators.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, June 30, 2011
The Georgia State Patrol has one primary goal this 4th of July weekend -- to keep the accident count as low as possible. Last year, more than 1,800 accidents occurred over the Independence Day holiday weekend. Those accidents resulted in 834 injuries and 11 fatalities. Col. Bill Hitchens, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said troopers will be watching for drivers under the influence, speeders and motorists not using seat belts. “Our Troopers and MCCD Officers will be concentrating on the most common violations identified as contributing factors in fatal traffic crashes," Hitchens said in a released statement. Operation Zero Tolerance is also continuing across Georgia this weekend. The focus of the program is to …