Holiday travel period ends with 13 fatalities

Holiday travel period ends with 13 fatalities

CORDELE, GA (WALB) - Thirteen people died in Georgia traffic crashes during the 104 hour New Year's travel period. Georgia State Patrol officials say that number is about what they expect when millions of people hit the roads at one time.

State Troopers were out on the roads all weekend encouraging drivers to be safe and slow down.

"We try to be on the interstate, be visible and to slow traffic down because speed is usually the number 1 factor when you're having accidents and things that are occurring on the roads," said Sgt. Elbert Slappy with the Georgia State Patrol.

Overall, Sergeant Slappy says troopers were satisfied with how the travel period turned out.

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