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GSP reports holiday weekend fatalities

September 3, 2006

Albany -- Troopers are advising drivers to practice caution when on the road this holiday weekend.

So far, there have been a total of 1,449 wrecks on Georgia highways, 410 injuries, and 15 fatalities.

Troopers blame speed for many of the state's traffic crashes.

"That's what the speed limits are set there for, not to make your trip longer. But to keep it down, so that if you do have a crash. It won't be a violent crash, and that's the whole purpose of slowing people down," said Sgt. Scott Woodell.

GSP predicts a total of 2100 wrecks and at least 21 fatalities this Labor Day weekend.



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