13 People Killed On Georgia Roads Over Christmas Weekend

13 people died in car crashes on Georgia roads over the Christmas holiday weekend, according to the Georgia State Patrol. 

The news has caused law enforcement agencies to focus on drivers’ safety during the New Year’s weekend celebrations. 

“We want everyone to enjoy the holiday season with family and friends. However, we want all motorists to make safety a priority when traveling on Georgia’s roadways,” said Col. Chris. C. Wright, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety. “Drivers should obey the posted speed limit, avoid distractions, drive sober, wear seatbelts and ensure children are properly restrained, as well as be courteous to other drivers.”

“I encourage all to plan holiday activities wisely,” Wright said. “Choose a designated driver before you celebrate, and if you plan to drive, please do not drink.”

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the “number of deaths in traffic crashes is down from the previous year’s Christmas holiday when 16 were killed on state roads. But investigators expect an increase in impaired drivers in the days ahead.”

“By Christmas morning, crashes had killed six people, according to investigators,” the outlet added.

D & B Staff

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