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Ga. motorists hit the road for the holiday

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May 28, 2004

Lowndes County - The holiday travel period starts at 6:00 tonight, and Georgia highways are already packed with travelers.

State troopers predict there will be 2,250 accidents with 575 injuries and 13 fatalities. They warn motorists they'll have a zero tolerance for all traffic violations. "We concentrate on seatbelt and D.U.I. but we're going to be enforcing all traffic laws throughout this holiday period," said Trooper First Class Earl Prince. "Click it or ticket is a zero tolerance and if you don't hear the seatbelt click when you get in, you may hear the click of a pen when the trooper is writing your ticket."

Troopers say you should allow plenty of time for your trip and check the mechanics of your car before you head out.

The holiday travel period ends at midnight on Monday.

posted at 2:45 P.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com