Press Releases

Troopers to Crackdown on Impaired Drivers on Labor Day Weekend

September 2, 2015

The Labor Day weekend is quickly approaching, and the Georgia State Patrol is reminding motorists to put safety first. “Troopers will be on concentrated and high visibility patrols actively looking for impaired and unsafe drivers this holiday weekend,” said Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

The 78-hour Labor Day travel period begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 4, and ends at midnight on Labor Day.

2015 July Fourth Holiday Traffic Count

July 6, 2015

Traffic crashes over the July Fourth holiday traffic period resulted in 10 fatalities across the state.  The holiday period began Thursday, July 2 at 6 p.m. and ended at midnight Sunday, July 5.

***CONSUMER ADVISORY*** O.C.G.A 40-1-191

June 2, 2015

Effective July 1, 2015, O.C.G.A 40-1-191 requires the following:

Ride share network services, transportation referral services, transportation referral service providers, and certain taxi services doing business or operating in the state of Georgia to register with the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

Registration will be done on an annual basis and require a fee to be paid to obtain a permit to operate in the state of Georgia.