(Atlanta) - As students begin to return to the classroom for the new school year, the Georgia State Patrol is reminding motorists to use caution when driving near school bus stops and in school zones.
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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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Forecasters are projecting that temperatures in Georgia will continue to rise. Severe summer heat can place a heavy toll on cars if proper precautions are not taken.
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.