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GSP issues dozens of citations on New Year's Eve

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

As South Georgians rang in the New Year, state troopers were busy keeping the roads safe.  

"We made approximately 120 stops last night," said Robert Corbin, GSP.  

They even made arrests.  

"We arrested 4 people for driving under the influence," said Corbin.  

DUI's were not the only reason some motorist were arrested.  

"People need to understand that they need to make sure that their license is valid, driving in the state of Georgia is not a right, it's a privilege," said Corbin.  

A privilege some south Georgians have taken lightly.  

"Unfortunately I have seen a person or people that passed away from a fatality crash," said Corbin.  

Some of those fatal crashes that have occurred are due simply to individuals not following the basics of driving.  

"Texting and driving, running stop signs, not using their turn signal," said Corbin.  

Currently federal officials are debating whether to require new cars to include smart technology that would inform drivers of a coming crash. GSP officer Robert Corbin thinks the idea is great, as long as it doesn't distract drivers.  

"Technology is moving forward so fast, especially in vehicles, that it's a great idea, but just as long as all of this technology doesn't distract you from the basics of driving, stopping, turning signals," said Corbin.  

We asked state troopers what they hope for the New Year, they responded: "Ideally every year, we hope for fewer fatalities, the loss of life is sad for everyone," said Corbin.  

Troopers also want to remind you that state law requires you turn on your headlights when it's raining.

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