Georgia recorded a new record low for the number of traffic deaths over a Memorial Day holiday weekend.  Four people died in traffic crashes during  the 78-hour holiday period.  The previous record was 10 which occurred in 1979 and again in 2007. 

Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Count

 

MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY PERIOD
6 p.m. Friday – midnight Monday, May 31 

78 Hours

 

 

 

 

HOLIDAY COUNT

CRASHES

INJURIES

DEATHS

2010 Final Experience

2,547

637

4

2010 Estimates

1,972

696

15

2009 Experience

2,430

1,126

16

 

 

 


HOLIDAY PERIOD FATALITIES

By GSP Troops

 

Troop A (0):     

Troop B (0):   

Troop C (1):   DeKalb Co. Police

Troop D (1):   GSP Villa Rica

Troop E (0):   

Troop F (0):  

Troop G (2):   GSP Cuthbert; Albany Police

Troop H (0):  

Troop I  (0):   

 


The holiday traffic count is updated periodically each day of the holiday period and is a safety initiative of the Georgia State Patrol and the Crash Reporting Unit of the Georgia Department of Transportation