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MHP Troopers Are Gearing Up To Hit The Roads For Holiday Travel

24 November 2017, 01:02 | Simon Arnold

Interstate 95 sign Table with rulers bracelets and pamphlets about travel satety and laws

Interstate 95 sign

If you're heading out the door to get on the road this Thanksgiving holiday, you might want to know when is the most unsafe time to drive in Florida.

He noted Thanksgiving Eve is typically one of the top days of the year for alcohol consumption.

SAVANNAH, GA- The week of Thanksgiving, state and local law enforcement will be patrolling the Georgia highways and roads to make sure drivers are wearing their seat belts.

Table with rulers bracelets and pamphlets about travel satety and laws
Interstate 95 sign Table with rulers bracelets and pamphlets about travel satety and laws

"The main reason to obey all the basic driving rules is to arrive at your destination in one piece safe and sound alive and also to not get a ticket".

In addition to those killed on Georgia roads previous year, 1,755 people were injured in 5,011 crashes last holiday period.

The MEP begins at 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, and continues through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26.

Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally one of the busiest travel times in America, can also be one of the deadliest on the roadways. "We want everyone to have a safe holiday and Thanksgiving".

Georgia highway safety leaders parked Deputy Lamar Bowen's patrol auto near Signature Flight Support on Tuesday for a visual demonstration of a rollover crash. "It's not worth driving out there and risking your life or the lives of other motorists", said Sgt.

Troopers will be assigned every 20 miles of I-40 from 11 11 p.m. throughout the challenge.

Through the initiative, they'll be cracking down on those speeding, texting while driving or riding with no seatbelt. State Troopers were at visitor centers in our area Wednesday talking to drivers.

Over the past several years, the Patrol has used special traffic enforcement projects to further their efforts to decrease traffic crashes and fatalities.

College kids who return home for the holidays "want to go out with their hometown friends and they want to do that at the watering hole", Blackwood said.

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