2013 Thanksgiving Traffic Count

Written by  Buddy Horne with Ga Dept Public Safety Monday, 02 December 2013 12:15

  Between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Georgia State troopers investigated 556 traffic crashes that resulted in 244 injuries and 10 fatalities. One additional fatality each were reported by Macon Police, DeKalb County Police and two fatalities by the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.


  Last year during a similar 102-hour period, troopers investigated 682 traffic crashes across the state that resulted in 380 injuries and 11 fatalities.  Statewide, law enforcementofficers investigated a total 3,590 crashes that resulted in 1,161 injuries and 21 fatalities.


  The highest number of traffic deaths ever recorded for the Thanksgiving holiday period was 43 in 1969 and the lowest was four in 1949.


  The Georgia State Patrol is already gearing up for the final two holidays of the year…Christmas and New Year.


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