Final Holiday Traffic Count for Labor Day Travel Period

September 5, 2017

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.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 398 traffic crashes that resulted in 206 injuries, and 4 fatalities. In addition to the traffic crash investigations, 248 people were arrested for driving under the influence, while 8,193 citations and 11,420 warnings were issued.

Local agencies reporting traffic deaths during the holiday period were: Atlanta PD, Rockdale Co. S/O, Forest Park PD, and Marietta PD.


Labor Day Holiday Traffic Count

6 p.m. Friday, September 1 - 11:59 p.m. Monday, September 4

78 Hour Holiday Period


Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia  
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers 4
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies 5
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period 9


GSP Troops Agencies Reporting Fatalities



Troop A

 GSP Dalton

Troop B   0
Troop C  Atlanta PD (2), Forest Park PD, Marietta PD 4
Troop D   0
Troop E  Rockdale Co. S/O 1
Troop F  GSP Dublin 1
Troop G  GSP Albany 1
Troop H  GSP Tifton 1
Troop I   0
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