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As people across Georgia celebrated the three-day Memorial Day weekend, the Georgia State Patrol was on watch for traffic accidents as motorists traveled in and out of Georgia. Over the holiday weekend, the GSP kept track of the special number of Georgia accidents and the injuries and fatalities that accompanied those accidents.
Traffic was expected to heavy during this past holiday weekend, so heavy that GSP sent out advanced press releases that urged drivers to be extra cautious on the roads.
This year’s Memorial weekend, the GSP reported 13 fatalities from traffic accidents, according to Patch.com. That holiday period reflects a 78-hour window that began Friday night and concluded at midnight of Memorial Day.
The fatal accidents occurred throughout Georgia in cities like Athens, Columbus, Dublin, Helena, LaFayette, Douglas, and Toccoa and in counties like Cobb, Putnam, and Houston.
As always, drivers should be cautious on Georgia roads during holiday periods. Summertime is not a holiday per se, but past experiences show that warmer weather and outdoor recreational activities can increase the number of unfocused and/or impaired drivers behind the wheel.
Kalka & Baer hopes for all Georgia drivers to be safe. We fully support safety initiatives that help stop texting while driving, that help ensure teenage driver safety, and that help drivers buckle their seatbelts every time they drive. Check out more of our blog posts to read more information about traffic accidents and
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