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Traffic safety is top priority for holiday patrol

By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Christmas and New Year's won't be holidays for many law enforcers. They'll be out patrolling to keep you safe.

During some parts of the day during the holiday period there will be double the number of Albany Police officers out patrolling the streets.

They'll be looking for impaired drivers, distracted drivers, speeders, and those not wearing seat belts and child restraints.

"We will be conducting mini road checks and we are going to target and put 5 or 6 cars out there just to deal with those issues," said Sgt. William Dowdell, Albany Police.

Last year, traffic crashes claimed the lives of 46 people in Georgia during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

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