Memorial Day Holiday Traffic Count

Written by  Wednesday, 28 May 2014 09:31

  A total of 17 people died in traffic crashes over the just ended Memorial Day Holiday weekend, according to the final report issued by the Georgia Department of Public Safety.


  Of those 17 fatalities, 9 were investigated by the Georgia State Patrol.  The other 8 by various local law enforcement agencies in cities and counties in the state. 


  The 78 hour Memorial Day holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. Friday and ended at midnight Monday, Memorial Day. 


  During the 2013 Memorial Day weekend, state troopers investigated 650 crashes that resulted in 366 injuries, and six fatalities.  In addition to the traffic crash investigations last year, troopers arrested 310 people for driving under the influence while issuing 9,288 citations and 15,328 warnings.


  The highest number of traffic deaths on Georgia roads during the Memorial Day holiday weekend occurred in 2005 when 32 people were killed in traffic crashes. The lowest number was recorded in 2010 when 5 people were killed. 



Memorial Day Holiday Traffic Count

6 p.m. Friday - Midnight Monday





Total Fatalities Reported 



Fatalities Investigated by GSP

Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies 






2013 Holiday Deaths - GSP 




GSP Troop

Agencies Reporting Fatalities

Troop A (0)


Troop B (2)

GSP Blue Ridge, GSP Toccoa

Troop C (5)

GSP Gwinnett, Cobb Co. Police (3), Lawrenceville Police

Troop D (4)

GSP Villa Rica, GSP Newnan, Bibb Co. S/O, GSP Forsyth

Troop E (0)


Troop F (1)

GSP Dublin

Troop G (2)

GSP Albany, Dougherty Co. Police

Troop H (2)

GSP Valdosta, Byron Police

Troop I (1)

Effingham Co. S/O



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