(Atlanta, GA) - Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Labor Day holiday travel period resulted in 10 traffic deaths, with eight being investigated by Troopers. This year, the holiday travel period was 78-hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Fri., Aug. 30, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 2.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 523 traffic crashes that resulted in 288 injuries and eight fatalities. In addition to the traffic crash investigations, 244 people were arrested for driving under the influence, while 5,897 citations and 7,320 warnings were issued. Troopers also issued over 600 citations under the Hands Free Georgia law.

Gordon County SO and Athens-Clarke County SO both reported one traffic death during the holiday period.

Labor Day Holiday Traffic Count

6 p.m. Fri., Aug. 30 - 11:59 p.m. Mon., Sept. 2

78-Hour Holiday Period

Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia Deaths
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers 8
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies 2
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period 10


GSP Troops Agencies Reporting Fatalities Total Fatalities
Troop A GSP Cartersville, GSP Dalton, Gordon Co. SO 3
Troop B GSP Gainesville, Athens-Clarke Co. SO 2
Troop C   0
Troop D GSP Manchester 1
Troop E   0
Troop F GSP Swainsboro 2
Troop G GSP Albany 1
Troop H GSP Valdosta 1
Troop I   0

Contact Information: 
DPS Public Information Office - (404) 624-7597