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GSP Troopers will be out in force during Fourth

The Independence Day Holiday travel period is about to begin.

Many of you will hit the road over the long holiday weekend.

It's a dangerous time on the highways and law officers want to make sure everyone is safe.

Even though there's plenty of traffic on the roads, AAA predicts a slight drop in the number of 4th of July travelers.

They predict about 1-million travelers on Georgia roads, a 2.7 percent decrease from last year.

Triple-A says gas prices, more than one dollar a gallon higher than last year on the Fourth, are the reason they forecast less travelers on Georgia roads.

State troopers say they still expect Georgia roads to be busy, and law enforcement will be too.

Georgia State Patrol Corporal Scott McClure said  "We'll have our troopers out in heavy volume. We'll be out on main roads. State routes. Interstates. Little roads you may not expect us on. Late night, early mornings."

Troopers say they will be targeting speeders, impaired or distracted drivers, and people not wearing seat belts.

The Fourth of July holiday travel period continues through Monday night.

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