Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Labor Day holiday travel period resulted in 18 traffic deaths. This year, the holiday travel period was 78-hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Fri., Aug. 31, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 3.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 446 traffic crashes that resulted in 203 injuries and nine fatalities. In addition to the traffic crash investigations, 322 people were arrested for driving under the influence, while 9,008 citations and 12,180 warnings were issued.

Local agencies reporting traffic deaths during the holiday period were: Cobb County PD, Clayton County PD, Richmond County SO; and Union City PD.

Labor Day Holiday Traffic Count

6 p.m. Fri., Aug. 31 - 11:59 p.m. Mon., Sept. 3

78-Hour Holiday Period

Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia 
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers9
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies9
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period18
GSP TroopsAgencies Reporting Fatalities



Troop A

 GSP Dalton; GSP Cartersville

Troop B GSP Gainesville; GSP Hartwell2
Troop C GSP Forest Park; GSP Nighthawks North; Cobb Co. PD (2), Clayton Co. PD; Union City PD (3)8
Troop DGSP Griffin; GSP Villa Rica2
Troop E Richmond Co. SO (3)3
Troop F 0
Troop G 0
Troop H GSP Perry1
Troop I 0

Contact Information:

DPS Public Information Office - (404) 624-7597