16 People Killed, Over 200 Injured During 2023 Memorial Day Travel Period

(Atlanta, GA) – Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Troopers investigated 11 fatal traffic crashes, and local law enforcement agencies investigated 5 fatal traffic crashes resulting in 16 deaths across the state during the 78-hour Memorial Day holiday travel period.

Memorial Day Weekend Kicks-Off Busy Summer Travel Season

(ATLANTA)—The Memorial Day holiday weekend kicks-off the beginning of the busy summer travel season across Georgia and the nation.  As motorists begin making travel arrangements, the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) reminds drivers to plan their trips carefully and to remember to make safety a priority.

MCCD Officers Focus on Safe Driving Habits for CMVs

(Savannah, GA) – Last week, April 18-20, Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) Officers with the Georgia Department of Public Safety conducted a port check and distracted driving detail along the I-95/I-16 corridors and the areas near the Port of Savannah. The detail focused on the unsafe operations of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), inspecting CMVs transporting intermodal containers, and CMVs transporting hazardous materials.

GSP Conducts Statewide Concentrated Patrol

(ATLANTA, GA) – This past Friday, the Georgia State Patrol conducted a statewide concentrated patrol on the busiest travel day for spring break.  Troopers from around the state patrolled the interstates and local streets of Georgia, reminding drivers to slow down, do not drive distracted, wear a seatbelt, and do not drive under the influence.

Motor Carrier Compliance Division Graduates Ninth Motor Carrier School

(FORSYTH) – The Georgia Department of Public Safety’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) held graduation ceremonies for its ninth Motor Carrier Officer (MCO) School, Friday, March 31, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) in Forsyth. 

DPS responds to Future Site of Atlanta Police Department Training Facility

(ATLANTA, GA) – On Sunday, March 5, 2023, at 5:00 p.m., the Georgia State Patrol and Motor Carrier Compliance Division was requested by the Atlanta Police Department (APD) to assist with a group of people criminally trespassing in the area of Key Road and Bouldercrest Road (in the vicinity of the future APD Training Center).

Eighteen Fatalities in Georgia during New Year's Day Holiday Travel Period

(ATLANTA, GA) – Traffic crashes across Georgia during the New Year’s Day holiday travel period resulted in 18 deaths resulting from 16 crashes. This year’s 78-hour holiday travel period began Friday, December 30, at 6:00 p.m., and ended Monday, January 2, at 11:59 p.m.

DPS Receives Funding to Continue DUI Task Force and ALS Program The Governor’s Office of Highway

(ATLANTA) – The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has awarded the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) a Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic (H.E.A.T.) grant to continue its Nighthawks DUI Task Force and Administrative License Suspension (ALS) program.

Thirteen Killed in Georgia during Christmas Holiday Travel Period

(ATLANTA, GA) – Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Christmas holiday travel period resulted in 13 traffic deaths resulting from 10 fatal crashes. This year’s 78-hour holiday travel period began Friday, December 23, at 6:00 p.m., and ended Monday, December 26, at 11:59 p.m.

GSP Multi-County Pursuit Ends With Suspect in Custody

(ATLANTA, GA) – On Tuesday, December 20, 2022, around 11:00 a.m., a Trooper from Post 15 Perry attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation on Watson Boulevard near Tom Chapman Boulevard, in Houston County.  The driver of the vehicle refused to stop for the Trooper, initiating a vehicle pursuit.