Press Releases

MCCD NOTICE - ELD Requirement

January 9, 2019

In accordance with Title 49 CFR Parts 350 and 395, intrastate carriers operating solely in Georgia must comply with the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) final rule beginning January 1, 2019.  Drivers and carriers who currently utilize the short haul (100 or 150 air mile) exception contained in 49 CFR 395.1(e) or who are required to complete a record of duty status 8 days or less in a 30 day period are exempt from the ELD requirement. For a complete list of exemptions, see 49 CFR 395.8.

Final Holiday Traffic Count for New Year's Travel Period

January 2, 2019

Traffic crashes across Georgia during the New Year's holiday travel period resulted in 18 traffic deaths. This year, the holiday travel period was 102-hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 28, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Tues., Jan. 1.

Final Holiday Traffic Count for Christmas Travel Period

December 27, 2018

Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Christmas holiday travel period resulted in 26 traffic deaths. This year, the holiday travel period was 126-hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 21, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 26.

State Troopers Prepare for High Visibility Patrols during Christmas and New Year’s Holiday Travel Periods

December 20, 2018

The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) will be on high visibility patrols on interstates and state roads during this year’s Christmas and New Year’s holiday travel periods in an attempt to thwart traffic crashes and encourage motorists to exercise safe driving habits. The Christmas travel period is 126-hours long, from 6 p.m. Fri., Dec. 21, until 11:59 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 26. The 102-hour New Year’s holiday period will begin at 6 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 28, and end at 11:59 p.m. on Tues., Jan. 1.

DPS Partnering with Toys for Tots for Tenth-Straight Year

December 7, 2018

This year marks the tenth year that the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) is teaming up with the United States Marine Corps Reserve for the annual Toys for Tots program to collect new, unwrapped toys for less fortunate children during the Christmas season.

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