Georgia roads deadly last Thanksgiving, state officials encourage safe driving

Georgia roads deadly last Thanksgiving, state officials encourage safe driving

Atlanta, GA-Thanksgiving is fast-approaching and the Georgia State Patrol is making final preparations for the Thanksgiving travel period.

The period begins on Wednesday, November 22 at 6 p.m. and concludes on Sunday, November 26 at midnight.

"Muskingum, Coshocton, Licking, Guernsey, Perry, and Morgan Counties there were 96 crashes with 35 people injured and miraculously previous year we had no fatalities in this area", Lt. Boyd said.

Pennsylvania state police remind motorists to drive safely, be alert and obey traffic laws.

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"We're asking everyone to designate a sober driver before going anyplace where alcohol will be consumed".

During the 2016 Thanksgiving holiday period, law enforcement agencies statewide worked more than 10,000 crashes.

"Oklahoma is committed to increasing our Trooper presence not only on the I-40 corridor but on all our major state roadways", Oklahoma Highway Patrol Chief Russell Maples said. During last year's holiday period, 292 arrests were made for driving under the influence.

As part of Operation CARE, all available troopers will be assigned to saturation patrols to combat speeding and distracted driving issues. The goal of Operation C.A.R.E., or Combined Accident Reduction Effort, is to reduce the number of crashes, injuries and fatalities on the nation's roads by balancing high visibility enforcement with educational outreach.

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