Troopers say no pad on speed limit allowed this holiday - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Troopers say no pad on speed limit allowed this holiday

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Local artists auction work to benefit Albany Humane Society

    Local artists auction work to benefit Albany Humane Society

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:07 AM EDT2014-09-16 08:07:28 GMT
    Animal lovers can give back to the Albany Humane Society in a very unique way. Local artists will be auctioning off their work to benefit the non-profit organization through Artists for Animals. More >>
    Animal lovers can give back to the Albany Humane Society in a very unique way. Local artists will be auctioning off their work to benefit the non-profit organization through Artists for Animals. 
    More >>
  • Worth County is Camera Ready

    Worth County is Camera Ready

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:50:56 GMT
    Karen Rackley, Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce Executive DirectorKaren Rackley, Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
    Every county in Georgia is now camera ready.Worth County is one of the final 20 counties that just earned the designation meant to show television and movie producers that local communities are able and willing to help them. More >>
    Every county in Georgia is now camera ready.Worth County is one of the final 20 counties that just earned the designation meant to show television and movie producers that local communities are able and willing to help them. More >>
  • Sylvester city departments remain without phone service

    Sylvester city departments remain without phone service

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:50:33 GMT
    Bill Yearta, Mayor of SylvesterBill Yearta, Mayor of Sylvester
    All city departments in Sylvester remain without phone service. The phone system went down on Monday at Sylvester City Hall and the police, fire, and public works departments.More >>
    All city departments in Sylvester remain without phone service. The phone system went down on Monday at Sylvester City Hall and the police, fire, and public works departments.More >>
LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) -

A lot of drivers are still on the road Wednesday night trying to make it to their Thanksgiving destination safely,  on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

State troopers warn you to slow down through the weekend.

The Georgia State Patrol has every available trooper on the road watching for speeders,  Impaired drivers, and people not wearing their seat belts.

Troopers say they're enforcing the speed limit strictly, not giving you that pad many drivers expect.

Georgia State Patrol Post 40 Commander Sgt. Shawn Urquhart said "The Georgia State Patrol is stopping people below eight miles per hour, so that old saying I can do ten and I'm fine, but no. Not this year."

Troopers say leave early so you don't have to speed to make your Thanksgiving destination on time.

They remind you that 50% of the fatalities on Georgia roads this year were not wearing a seat belt. 

Copyright 2012 WALB.  All rights reserved.