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Holiday safety on Georgia roads

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

July 3, 2008

CRISP COUNTY, GA (WALB) - The July 4th holiday travel period is underway.

Even though Triple-A predicts fewer people will drive because of high gas prices, state troopers predict a busy and deadly weekend on Georgia roads.

The State Patrol predicts 23 people will die in crashes between Thursday night and Sunday night.

Troopers say you can help make your trip a safe one if you complete a pre-travel inspection.

"Troopers state wide will be out here enforcing the speed limits, they will also be looking for impaired drivers because they're one of our greatest concerns," Trooper Jason Ellis, Georgia State Patrol Cordele.

The Department of Transportation halted all road construction projects over the holiday weekend.

There are still a lot of barrels in construction zones, especially on Interstate-75.

Troopers say you need to slow down in those zones and be aware of your surroundings.

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