The Georgia State Patrol and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division will be on high visibility over the upcoming Labor Day weekend to remind motorists to practice safe driving habits. The holiday travel period, as defined by GSP, will span 78 hours from 6 pm on Friday to 11:59 pm on Monday night.
Colonel Gary Vowell, the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, asserts, “Troopers and Motor Carrier Officers will be on patrol in full force for the upcoming 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period focusing the attention on all speeders and unrestrained occupants, as well as distracted and impaired drivers.”
Colonel Vowell additionally states, “We are dealing with unprecedented times within our state where the norm is not normal anymore, but the safety of our residents and visitors will always remain our top priority.”
Among the GSP’s travel tips for the holiday weekend: obey the posted speed limit, do not drive impaired, buckle up, and pay attention to the roads. Also, wear a mask and practice social distancing while in public places (in this era of coronavirus).
The traffic fatality count will be updated throughout the holiday weekend on Twitter @ga_dps.