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The Georgia Department of Public Safety oversees the day-to-day operations of the Georgia State Patrol (GSP), Capitol Police and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD). GSP troopers investigate traffic crashes and enforce traffic and criminal laws on the state’s roads. Capitol Police officers prevent and detect criminal acts, and enforce traffic regulations throughout Capitol Hill. MCCD officers conduct safety inspections of commercial motor vehicles and inspect highway Hazmat shipments.

     

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2015 July Fourth Holiday Traffic Count

July 6, 2015

Traffic crashes over the July Fourth holiday traffic period resulted in 10 fatalities across the state.  The holiday period began Thursday, July 2 at 6 p.m. and ended at midnight Sunday, July 5.

***CONSUMER ADVISORY*** O.C.G.A 40-1-191

June 2, 2015

Effective July 1, 2015, O.C.G.A 40-1-191 requires the following:

Ride share network services, transportation referral services, transportation referral service providers, and certain taxi services doing business or operating in the state of Georgia to register with the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

Registration will be done on an annual basis and require a fee to be paid to obtain a permit to operate in the state of Georgia.