Traffic crashes across Georgia during the July Fourth holiday travel period resulted in 26 traffic deaths.  This year, the holiday travel period was 102 hours long.  It began at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 7.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 513 traffic crashes resulting in 307 injuries, and 17 fatalities.  In addition to the traffic crash investigations, 422 people were arrested for driving under the influence, while 12,554 citations and 16,846 warnings were issued.

In 2018, the Fourth of July travel period was 30 hours long.

Fourth of July Holiday Traffic Count

6 p.m. Friday, July 3 – 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 7

102-Hour Holiday Period

Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers 17
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies 9


GSP Troop Agency Reporting Fatalities Total Fatalities
Troop A Post 3(1), Post 5(1), Post 29(2) 4 (4 deaths)
Troop B Post 52(1) 1 (7 deaths)
Troop C Atlanta PD(1), Cobb Co. PD(1), Gwinnett Co. PD(1), Clayton Co. PD(1) 4 (4 deaths)
Troop D Post 26(1), Post 44(1), Bibb Co. SO(1) 3 (3 deaths)
Troop E Post 33(2), Columbia Co. SO (1), Richmond Co. SO(1), Newton Co. SO(1) 5 (5 deaths)
Troop F Post 19(1) 1 (1 death)
Troop G
Troop H
Troop I Post 23(1), Savannah PD (1) 2 (2 deaths)


This is a press release from the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

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