This weekend is Memorial Day weekend and the Georgia State Patrol is urging drivers to use caution on the roadways. The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) estimates as many as 1,972 traffic crashes, resulting in 696 injuries and 15 traffic deaths could occur within a 78-hour time frame on Georgia roadways during Memorial Day weekend. Governor’s Office of Highway Safety director Bob Dallas stated, “These high numbers of crashes, injuries and deaths are not solely due to more vehicles on the road. These statistics would track dramatically lower if people simply remained sober behind the wheel and remembered to properly buckle their safety belts. The Georgia Department of Transportation (G-DOT) is advising motorists to expect delays, to plan ahead and to be patient during a very busy travel weekend ahead. The Georgia State Patrol advises travelers to make sure all drivers and passengers are properly restrained, to designate a sober driver if alcohol consumption is in the holiday plans, and for that driver to obey the posted speed limit. GSP reminds motorists to make a cell phone call to star G-S-P (*477) to report suspected impaired drivers.