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Troopers out in full force this Labor Day weekend

September 1, 2006

Albany--If you plan to travel this Labor Day weekend, you might want to be on your "best driving behavior." Georgia State Troopers will hit the roads in full force in an effort to protect your safety.

Earlier today, News 10 several troopers pull over five drivers at one time for speeding along the Liberty Expressway.

You won't just see troopers on the look out for traffic violators on the interstate. They'll especially patrol secondary roads.  Last year, only two of the seventeen traffic deaths occurred on interstates in Georgia.

Troopers say their primary goal is to reduce the number of accidents caused by wreckless drivers.

"We're really looking for the aggressive driver, the speeding, the DUI, and a lack of seatbelts will get you pulled over this weekend. You'll probably get a citation for it. The reason we do that is to save lives on our highways," says Sgt. Jamie Sullivan, with the Georgia State Patrol.

The Georgia State Patrol is predicting about 2,100 traffic crashes this Labor Day weekend. They're also predicting 990 injuries and 21 traffic deaths.

The Labor Day Holiday is one of the busiest travel times of the year. Troopers plan to man the highways heavily until the holiday wraps up midnight on Monday.

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