ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It's been an unusually deadly year on Georgia roads and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety is urging you to be safe as you travel this week.
The state has already had 171 more fatalities than last year.
Officials encourage you to buckle up, put away all distractions behind the wheel, don't drink and drive, and slow down.
Rainy weather this week could make roads even more dangerous.
"Check that car make sure there's good tread life on the tire," said Harris Blackwood, Governor's Office of Highway Safety Director. "If not. It might be time to get some new tires, so make sure their wipers are in good shape and when they leave make sure they're not tired. A lot of people try to rush too much into these last few days to try to get to Grandma's house for a certain time on Christmas Eve."
Blackwood encourages drivers to use Triple-A's tow to go program and the state's Drive Sober Georgia app.