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18 people died on Georgia roads during 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.

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 Troopers 7
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies 11
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period 18
GSP Troops Agencies Reporting Fatalities Total


Troop A GSP Dalton; GSP Paulding 2
Troop B GSP Gainesville; GSP Toccoa; GSP Hartwell 3
Troop C Atlanta PD; Gwinnett Co. PD; DeKalb Co. PD (4) 6
Troop D GSP Thomaston 1
Troop E Rockdale Co. S/O; Newton Co. S/O; Loganville PD 3
Troop F 0
Troop G Dougherty Co. PD; GSP Thomasville 2
Troop H 0
Troop I Chatham Co. PD 1

26 People Died on Georgia Roads During Christmas Holiday Travel Period

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