Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period resulted in 15 traffic deaths. This year, the holiday travel period was 102-hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 21, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 25.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 610 traffic crashes that resulted in 242 injuries and 10 fatalities. In addition to the traffic crash investigations, 339 people were arrested for driving under the influence, while 11,523 citations and 17,046 warnings were issued.

Local agencies reporting traffic deaths during the holiday period were: DeKalb Co. PD (3), Gwinnett Co. PD (1), and Cobb Co. PD (1).

Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Count

6 p.m. Wed., Nov. 21 - 11:59 p.m. Sun., Nov. 25

102-Hour Holiday Period

Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia 
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers10
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies5
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period15
GSP TroopsAgencies Reporting Fatalities



Troop A

GSP Jasper

Troop B 0
Troop CGSP Nighthawks North; DeKalb Co. PD (3); Gwinnett Co. PD; Cobb Co. PD6
Troop DGSP Manchester1
Troop E 0
Troop FGSP Dublin; GSP Helena2
Troop G 0
Troop HGSP Douglas1
Troop IGSP Waycross (2); GSP Brunswick; GSP Rincon4

Contact Information:

DPS Public Information Office - (404) 624-7597