The Labor Day holiday travel period is underway and will run until midnight tonight.

The Georgia State Patrol expects more cars on Georgia roads, and more fatalities this year than last year.

Troopers say they expect this Labor Day traffic to be the heaviest of the three summer holiday periods this year.

The G.S.P. estimates 16 traffic fatalities and more than 900 injuries on Georgia roadways this holiday period. In 2007 there were 12 traffic deaths.

Law enforcement promises a heavy presence on the roads