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. 

Deck the Halls with Safe Driving - DPS Urges Motorists to Drive Safely this Christmas and New Year’s Holidays

(ATLANTA) –As the Christmas and New Year’s holidays rapidly approach, Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Troopers and Motor Carrier Compliance (MCCD) Officers across the state are preparing for the back-to-back holiday weekends and will conduct high visibility patrols on the heaviest travel days to remind motorists to drive safely.

Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Count - 18 Killed During Holiday Travel Period Crashes

(Atlanta, GA) – Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Troopers investigated three fatal traffic crashes, and local law enforcement agencies investigated 12 fatal traffic crashes resulting in 18 deaths across Georgia during the 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period.

MCCD Officers Focus on Safe Driving Habits for Commercial Motor Vehicles

(Savannah, GA) – Last week, November 15-17, 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.

State Troopers and Officers Patrol in Full Force for Busiest Travel Day of the Year

(Atlanta, GA) – The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) will be out in full force and encourages motorists to drive safely and have patience this Thanksgiving holiday. The 102-hour holiday travel period begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 23, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 27.

GSP Investigates Fatal Crash in Atlanta

(ATLANTA, GA) – On Thursday, October 20, at 2:38 am, the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) was requested by the Atlanta Police Department (APD) to investigate a fatal traffic crash. 

GSP Partners with Local Agencies for Crime Suppression Details

(ATLANTA, GA) – At the direction of Governor Brian Kemp, the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) continues to partner with local agencies around Georgia to help curtail violent crimes through crime suppression details.  These details have taken place regularly in the city of Atlanta and most recently in the cities of Columbus, Macon, Savannah, and Warner Robins and involve the GSP Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) along with local Troopers.  GSP is committed to focusing on areas plagued by violent crimes and criminal street racing.