Georgia State Patrol releases final count of traffic fatalities over the Thanksgiving weekend.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, November 28, 2011
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, 15 people died in traffic accidents, according to the Georgia State Patrol website. Last year, the overall fatalities was 13 for the same travel period from Wednesday at 6 p.m. to midnight Sunday. One traffic fatality was reported in Gwinnett. Other areas reporting fatal crashes include Cartersville, Blue Ridge, Toccoa, Columbus, Forsyth, Villa Rica, Richmond and Sylvania. Despite the increased fatalities, the number of crashes and injuries were actually down from the previous year, according to the data. In 2010, the State Patrol reported 437 crashes and 397 injuries. This year, those numbers are 434 and 247 respectively.
The Better Business Bureau is offering travel safety tips for motorists planning to be on the road during the busy Labor Day holiday period.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, September 2, 2011
The National Safety Council has released traffic fatality information for the upcoming Labor Day weekend, estimating that nationwide 400 traffic fatalities will occur over the holiday weekend and another 38,800 medically consulted injuries will be sustained from motor vehicle collisions. The Council also estimates 142 people may survive the holiday weekend because they will have worn safety belts, while another 102 lives could have been saved if all had worn safety belts. With millions of drivers taking to the road on this Labor Day weekend, the Better Business Bureau provided the following tips to make it as safe as possible. Before You Go: • Create a car safety kit. Holiday driving often includes the threat of dangerous weather. Bad …