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64 million Americans hitting the road for Christmas travel

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

December 21, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - According to Triple-A the Southeast is expected to lead the country in motorists hitting the road for Christmas travel.

A report says about 64 million Americans are expected to travel 28 percent of them from the Southeast region.

That many people on the roads will keep law enforcers busy.

As you celebrate this holiday they want you to be safe, and remember not to drink and drive.

"If you drink and drive you want to find someone to take you home, if you think you've had a little bit you've probably had too much. Make sure you buckle up we're doing click-it-or ticket, make sure your children are buckled in, obey all speed limits, and posted regulations. We will be out in full force," said Officer Thomas Williamson, Dougherty County Police.

The Travel period begins Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight Sunday December 28th.

The DOT Crash Reporting Unit estimates as many as 19 traffic deaths on Georgia roads during the holiday period.

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