Georgia State Patrol Graduates its 101st Trooper School

(FORSYTH) – The Georgia State Patrol graduated its 101st Trooper School on Friday, December 29, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. After 31 weeks of intense training, 40 new troopers will report to patrol posts throughout the state on Monday, January 29.

Final Holiday Traffic Count for Christmas Travel Period

Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Christmas holiday travel period resulted in 15 traffic deaths. The holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 22, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26.

State Troopers Encourage Safe Driving During Holiday Travel Periods

ATLANTA—As the Christmas and New Year’s holidays are rapidly approaching, state troopers across Georgia are preparing for back-to-back holiday weekend patrols.

DPS Receives H.E.A.T. Grant to Continue DUI Task Force and ALS Program

(Atlanta, GA)—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.

Notice of the Required Use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) by Motor Carriers

Effective Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, motor carriers operating in interstate commerce will be required to use an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) approved by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Final Holiday Traffic Count for Thanksgiving Travel Period

Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period resulted in 12 traffic deaths. This year, the holiday travel period was 102-hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 22, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Mon., Nov. 26.

State Troopers Encourage Safe Driving During Thanksgiving Holiday

Atlanta, GA—Thanksgiving is fast-approaching and the Georgia State Patrol is making final preparations for the Thanksgiving travel period. This year’s travel period is 102-hours long and begins at 6 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 22, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 26.

Notice of Non-Consenual Towing Maximum Rate Tariff Changes

On September 25, 2017, the Department of Public Safety approved and issued a new Maximum Rate Tariff for Non-consensual Towing Services in the State of Georgia. The new tariff is scheduled to go into effect on Thursday, November 10, 2017.

Motor Carrier Compliance Division to Participate in Operation Safe Driver Week

ATLANTA, GA—The Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) of the Georgia Department of Public Safety will be participating in Operation Safe Driver Week during the week of Oct. 15-21, 2017.

Final Holiday Traffic Count for Labor Day Travel Period

Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Labor Day holiday travel period resulted in 9 traffic deaths. This year, the holiday travel period was 78 hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 1, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 4.