Traffic crashes across Georgia during the July Fourth holiday travel period resulted in 17 traffic deaths. This year, the holiday travel period was 102 hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 30, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4.
Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 620 traffic crashes that resulted in 260 injuries, and 11 fatalities. In addition to the traffic crash investigations, 294 people were arrested for driving under the influence, while 9,945 citations and 14,767 warnings were issued.
Local agencies reporting traffic deaths during the holiday period were: Richmond Co. S/O, Cherokee Co. S/O, Gwinnett PD, Columbus PD, and Atlanta PD.
In 2016, the July Fourth travel period was 78 hours long.
Independence Day Holiday Traffic Count
6 p.m. Friday, June 30 - 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, July 4
102 Hour Holiday Period
|Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia|
|Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers||11|
|Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies||6|
|Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period||17|
|GSP Troops||Agencies Reporting Fatalities|
GSP Cartersville (2), GSP Rome, Cherokee Co. S/O
|Troop B||GSP Athens, GSP Cumming||2|
|Troop C||Gwinnett Co. PD, Atlanta PD||2|
|Troop D||GSP Newnan, GSP Forsyth, GSP Griffin, Columbus PD||4|
|Troop E||GSP Milledgeville, Richmond Co. S/O (2)||3|
|Troop G||GSP Thomasville||1|
|Troop H||GSP Valdosta||1|