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Troopers urge "Driving Safety First" on Black Friday

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Georgia State Patrol is urging South Georgians to drive carefully in what is expected to be very heavy traffic over the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Troopers say roads will be crowded all weekend.  Traffic will be especially bad in Albany on Black Friday morning.
Troopers urge early morning drivers to pay attention to the road and not the shopping deals they are headed for.

Georgia State Patrol Sergeant First Class John VanLandingham said"Leave earlier.  So they can get to these places without having to rush.  I know people are keyed in on wanting to get the best deals in town. But you need to concentrate on your driving.  Wear your seat belt.  You are not distracted, looking at your deals on your cell phone."

Troopers say that most traffic crashes happen close to home, so they urge you to buckle up even on short trips.

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