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Make Labor Day Travel Safe

August 30, 2007

Albany - - Heavy traffic is expected on Georgia roads as we move in to Labor Day weekend.

State troopers predict nearly 1900 traffic crashes and 18 deaths from Friday evening through Monday night.

Last Labor Day, 22 people died on Georgia roads. Officers encourage you to take extra precautions when you hit the road this weekend.  

"Leave earlier to get to your destination. Try to be a defensive driver while you are in route to your destination. Plan your trip and your route accordingly and make sure you have any necessary supplies or communication you might need in case you run into a problem," says Lt. Tom Jackson.

The state is enforcing a Zero Tolerance Campaign during the holiday. They will aggressively search for people driving under the influence.

If you have transportation questions while traveling, just dial 511 from a cell or home phone and you can get information on lane closures, construction zones, or weather problems.  

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