Albany - New Year's Eve should be a fun time but if you're not smart, the night can turn deadly. Seventeen people died on Georgia roads over the New Year's holiday weekend last year.
The Georgia State Patrol urges you to buckle up and don't drink and drive. GSP and local authorities will be out in force looking for dangerous drivers with patrols and roadblocks.
"You might believe you're all right to drive, but it just takes just one stupid thing for you to do and you might end up killing somebody. So you better not think, but know, you're all right to drive before you get out on these roads," said Trooper Scott McClure.
The GSP predicts nine people will die in 1,500 wrecks this weekend. They expect 394 injures.
For the New Year's holiday, the highest number of fatalities was 23 in 1981 and 1987; the lowest ever recorded was three in 1958.