Troopers ask for driver awareness - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Troopers ask for driver awareness

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

Lee County, GA (WALB) - State troopers are on the road in full force for the 4th of July Holiday period.

Troopers predict 22 fatalities on state roads during the 78 hour holiday period. They also predict almost 900 people will be injured in 1,874 crashes.

Troopers say to save lives and prevent injuries, they will be giving out tickets to speeders and enforcing the seat belt laws. There is zero tolerance for drunk or impaired driving. If you drink and drive you will go to jail. 

"During the Fourth of July holiday period is one of the most deadly holiday periods, other than Thanksgiving, that we work. It's the second holiday during the summer, so we're trying to keep the fatality rate down," said Sgt. Shawn Urquhart of the Ga. State Patrol. 

Troopers say if you are driving during the Fourth, leave early and slow down during your trip. Wear your seat belt, and keep an extra watch on your rear view mirror in heavy traffic. The Fourth of July holiday period began at 6:00PM Friday, and runs through Sunday evening.

©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.    Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Love in the park

    Love in the park

    Saturday, March 25 2017 6:15 PM EDT2017-03-25 22:15:19 GMT
    Avalon Park was full of people, children and good food (Source: WALB)Avalon Park was full of people, children and good food (Source: WALB)

    A neighborhood came together to get Albany children out of the house to play. Folks who live in Avalon Park organized an event for the children in the area to enjoy the weather and being outdoors.

    More >>

    A neighborhood came together to get Albany children out of the house to play. Folks who live in Avalon Park organized an event for the children in the area to enjoy the weather and being outdoors.

    More >>
  • Residents are 'Peanut Proud' in Blakely

    Residents are 'Peanut Proud' in Blakely

    Saturday, March 25 2017 6:12 PM EDT2017-03-25 22:12:03 GMT
    The 9th annual Peanut Festival took place on Saturday, March 25 (Source: WALB)The 9th annual Peanut Festival took place on Saturday, March 25 (Source: WALB)

    Early County is proud of it's peanut history.  The annual Peanut Proud festival is more than just a party. It honors the peanut industry, and what it means to the community.

    More >>

    Early County is proud of it's peanut history.  The annual Peanut Proud festival is more than just a party. It honors the peanut industry, and what it means to the community.

    More >>
  • Family Day must go on for the Museum of Art

    Family Day must go on for the Museum of Art

    Saturday, March 25 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-03-25 21:56:18 GMT
    Family Day must still go on (Source: WALB)Family Day must still go on (Source: WALB)

    The Albany Museum of Art is still recovering from storm damage but that didn't stop them from holding their family fun day. 

    More >>

    The Albany Museum of Art is still recovering from storm damage but that didn't stop them from holding their family fun day. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly