Traffic crashes across Georgia during the New Year's holiday travel period resulted in 18 traffic deaths. This year, the holiday travel period was 102-hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 28, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Tues., Jan. 1.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 550 traffic crashes that resulted in 223 injuries and seven fatalities. In addition to the traffic crash investigations, 368 people were arrested for driving under the influence, while 6,971 citations and 11,339 warnings were issued.

Local agencies reporting traffic deaths during the holiday period were: Dougherty Co. PD; Loganville PD; Atlanta PD; Rockdale Co. S/O, Chatham Co. PD; Gwinnett Co. PD; Newton Co. S/O; and DeKalb Co. PD.

New Year's Holiday Traffic Count

6 p.m. Fri., Dec. 28 - 11:59 p.m. Tues., Jan. 1

102-Hour Holiday Period

Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia 
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers7
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies11
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period18
GSP TroopsAgencies Reporting Fatalities



Troop A

GSP Dalton; GSP Paulding

Troop BGSP Gainesville; GSP Toccoa; GSP Hartwell3
Troop CAtlanta PD; Gwinnett Co. PD; DeKalb Co. PD (4)6
Troop DGSP Thomaston1
Troop ERockdale Co. S/O; Newton Co. S/O; Loganville PD3
Troop F 0
Troop GDougherty Co. PD; GSP Thomasville2
Troop H 0
Troop IChatham Co. PD1

Contact Information: 

DPS Public Information Office - (404) 624-7597