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July 4th Holiday travel will be heavy


 The busiest travel period for Georgia roads for the Fourth of July holiday is going on right now. The Georgia State Patrol is urging motorists to drive safely, Because traffic is expected to increase dramatically Wednesday night as people get off work.

AAA travel projects nearly 41 million Americans will journey at least 50 miles from home during the Independence Day period. Almost a million are expected to travel on Georgia roads, many through South Georgia headed to the beaches. T

he price of gas is expected to increase spur of the moment travel plans. The Georgia State Patrol says expect lots of troopers and area law enforcement officers to be monitoring the roads.

"That's correct," said GSP Trooper Darryl Benton. The estimate for the traffic this season is supposed to be a little higher than what it has been in the past. We're expected to step up the enforcement to try and counteract the expectation of the traffic pickup."

Troopers warn they will have zero tolerance during the holiday period. If you speed or don't buckle your seat belt, expect to get a ticket. If you drink and drive expect to be arrested.


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