Georgia State Patrol Reminds Drivers to Be Safe this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

(ATLANTA)— St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend, and the Georgia State Patrol is reminding partygoers to put safety first. State troopers will be on patrols keeping an eye out for impaired drivers and any other traffic violations that could potentially cause a crash.

MCCD NOTICE - ELD Requirement

In accordance with Title 49 CFR Parts 350 and 395, intrastate carriers operating solely in Georgia must comply with the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) final rule beginning January 1, 2019.  Drivers and carriers who currently utilize the short haul (100 or 150 air mile) exception contained in 49

Final Holiday Traffic Count for New Year's Travel Period

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.

Final Holiday Traffic Count for Christmas Travel Period

Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Christmas holiday travel period resulted in 26 traffic deaths. This year, the holiday travel period was 126-hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 21, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 26.

DPS Receives Funding to Continue DUI Task Force and ALS Program

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has awarded the Georgia Department of Public Safety a H.E.A.T. grant to continue its Nighthawks DUI Task Force and Administrative License Suspension program.

State Troopers Prepare for High Visibility Patrols during Christmas and New Year’s Holiday Travel Periods

The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) will be on high visibility patrols on interstates and state roads during this year’s Christmas and New Year’s holiday travel periods in an attempt to thwart traffic crashes and encourage motorists to exercise safe driving habits.

DPS Partnering with Toys for Tots for Tenth-Straight Year

This year marks the tenth year that the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) is teaming up with the United States Marine Corps Reserve for the annual Toys for Tots program to collect new, unwrapped toys for less fortunate children during the Christmas season.

Final Holiday Traffic Count for Thanksgiving Travel Period

Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period resulted in 15 traffic deaths.

Georgia State Patrol Graduates 103rd Trooper School

(FORSYTH) – The Georgia State Patrol graduated its 103rd Trooper School on Friday, Sept. 21, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. After 32 weeks of intense training, 48 new troopers will report to patrol posts throughout the state on Thursday, November 1.

MCCD Graduates Second Motor Carrier Officer School

(FORSYTH) – The Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) graduated its 2nd Motor Carrier Officer School on Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. After 25 weeks of intense training, 17 new MCCD officers will report to inspection stations throughout the state.