December 30, 2020–8:25 p.m.
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
The New Year’s holiday travel period begins tonight at 6 p.m. and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday.
If you plan to include alcohol consumption in your holiday celebrations, make sure to plan for a sober designated driver by contacting a taxi or rideshare, a friend, or family member to help you get home safely.
During the last year’s New Year’s holiday travel period, which was 30-hours long, Georgia State Troopers worked 143 crashes that resulted in 71 injuries and two fatal crashes resulting in two fatalities.
160 people were arrested for driving under the influence.
In addition to enforcing traffic laws, Troopers and Officers caution drivers to avoid becoming a distracted driver. The most important thing is to stay focused on where you are going and the drivers around you so that crashes do not ruin your holiday festivities.
During the holiday period, an updated traffic fatality count will be published on the Department of Public Safety’s Twitter page: http://www.twitter.com/ga_dps.