Fifteen people were killed in holiday traffic crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday travel period. 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. Additional fatalities were reported by Macon Police, DeKalb County Police, Athens-Clarke County Police, and two fatalities by the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.
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The Georgia State Patrol is making final preparations for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period. The holiday period begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 27 and ends at midnight Sunday, December 1.
Officers with the Motor Carrier Compliance Division of the Georgia Department of Public Safety will conduct a three-day statewide traffic enforcement safety detail focusing on the unsafe operation of motorcoaches and buses. The operation will begin on Monday, November 25 and end on Wednesday, November 27, and is a part of a nationwide motorcoach and bus safety event encouraged and endorsed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Georgia State Troopers will be keeping a close eye out for occupant protection violations this week as part of Operation Click It or Ticket, Georgia’s high visibility seat belt enforcement program. The enforcement wave will last through the Thanksgiving holiday period which ends Sunday, December 1 at midnight.
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The Georgia Department of Public Safety Motor Carrier Compliance Division Officers are on full patrol this week as part of Operation Safe Driver, a nationwide crackdown on aggressive and distracted drivers. This nationwide program targets the unsafe driving behavior of commercial vehicle operators, as well as the other drivers operating around commercial motor vehicles. The campaign runs through Saturday, October 26.
The Georgia Department of Public Safety launched the latest enforcement and education wave of the Georgia Targeting Aggressive Cars and Trucks Program, or G-TACT, this morning in Bartow and Gordon counties.
Now through Saturday, September 14, the Georgia Department of Public Safety’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) will be teaming up with commercial vehicle inspection officers from across the country for Brake Safety Week, an annual enforcement and outreach campaign aimed at promoting truck and bus brake safety.
The 78 hour Labor Day holiday travel period begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 30 and ends at midnight on Labor Day. Labor Day is traditionally the end of the summer travel season.
The new school year has already started for thousands of students across the state and Georgia State Troopers are reminding motorists to be alert of school buses on the roadways.