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Crash predictions lower than expected

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Its looking as if people driving through and around the state are being more safe on the roads this Thanksgiving travel period.

With one day left fewer that 50 percent of the predicted fatalities have occurred.

The 102-hour holiday travel period started on Wednesday and so far there have been only six fatal accidents on Georgia roads the state predicted 16.

Emergency workers, normally the first ones to crash sites hope the lower than expected numbers hold true.

"Anytime the numbers come in less that they predicted it's going to make for a good holiday season, and we hope it continues for the rest of this season, and through Christmas I hope people are taking their time slowing down and paying attention to their surroundings," said Bat. Chief Kelly Harcrow, Albany Fire Department.

Last year during a the thanksgiving holiday travel period, there were roughly 1,500 injuries and 19 fatalities. Seven were not wearing seatbelts.


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