Georgia's Memorial Day Travel Fiasco: 11 Lives Lost, 250 Injuries, 500 DUIs

Georgia’s Memorial Day Travel Fiasco: 11 Lives Lost, 250 Injuries, 500 DUIs

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🚨 The Gist: The Georgia State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies reported 11 fatalities resulting from traffic crashes during the 78-hour Memorial Day holiday travel period in 2024.

🙏 Why It Matters: These tragic losses serve as a reminder of the importance of road safety, especially during busy holiday travel periods.

📊 By the Numbers:

  • State Troopers investigated 8 fatal crashes, while local agencies investigated 3, totaling 11 deaths statewide.
  • Troopers also responded to over 500 traffic crashes, resulting in nearly 250 injuries.

🚔 Enforcement Efforts:

  • State Troopers and Motor Carrier Compliance Division Officers made over 24,000 traffic stops during the holiday period.
  • Nearly 500 individuals were arrested for driving under the influence.
  • Authorities issued nearly 15,000 warnings and over 14,000 citations.

⚠️ Important Note: These crash statistics are preliminary findings and can change after the holiday travel period.

💭 Your Take: Do these numbers surprise you? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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