Thirteen People Killed in Fourth of July Holiday Travel Period Crashes

ATLANTA - Troopers and local law enforcement investigated 12 fatal traffic crashes resulting in 13 deaths across Georgia during the July Fourth holiday travel period.  This year, the holiday travel period was 54 hours long.  It began at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 3, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 5.

State Troopers and Officers Urge Motorists to Put Safety First This July Fourth Holiday Weekend

The Georgia State Patrol and Motor Carrier Compliance Division encourage everyone to celebrate the Independence Day holiday responsibly.  This year, the holiday travel period is 54 hours long.  It will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 3, and end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 5. This year also marks the second-year anniversary of the Georgia Hands-Free Law which became effective July 1, 2018.

Fifteen People Killed in Memorial Day Holiday Travel Period Crashes

ATLANTA – Troopers and local law enforcement investigated 13 fatal traffic crashes resulting in 15 deaths across Georgia during the Memorial Day holiday travel period .  The 78-hour holiday period began Friday, May 22, at 6 p.m. and ended Monday, May 25, at 11:59 p.m.

State Troopers and Motor Carrier Officers Prepare for Memorial Day Weekend Amid Social Distancing Restrictions

(ATLANTA) – The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging drivers who will be traveling the roadways throughout the state or visiting Georgia’s beaches to make safety a priority this weekend.  This year’s Memorial Day holiday travel period will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 22 and ends Monday, May 25 at midnight.  The period is 78 hours long.

Georgia State Patrol Graduates its 108th Trooper School

The Georgia State Patrol graduated its 108th Trooper School on Thursday, May 14, at the headquarters of the Georgia Department of Public Safety.  After 32 weeks of intense training, 31 new troopers will report to one of the 52 patrol posts throughout the state. Instead of the traditional graduation, troopers were issued their patrol vehicles. Governor Brian P. Kemp served issued the Oath of Office.   

Motor Carrier Compliance Division Graduates its 5th Motor Carrier Officer School

The 5th Motor Carrier School of the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) was released on Monday, March 30, by the Department of Public Safety.  After 24 weeks of intense training, eight new MCCD officers will report to inspection stations throughout the state.

DPS Receives Funding to Continue DUI Task Force and ALS Program

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.

Georgia State Patrol Graduates the 107th Trooper School

The Georgia State Patrol graduated its 107th Trooper School on Friday, January 10, atthe Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) in Forsyth. 

Final Holiday Count for 2020 New Year's Travel Period

Traffic crashes across Georgia during the New Year's holiday travel period resulted in two traffic deaths. This year, the holiday travel period was only 30-hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 31, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Weds., Jan. 1.

Final Holiday Count for 2019 Christmas Travel Period

Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Christmas holiday travel period resulted in 14 traffic deaths. This year, the holiday travel period was 54-hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Tue., Dec. 24, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Thurs., Dec. 26.