Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Labor Day holiday travel period resulted in 9 traffic deaths. This year, the holiday travel period was 78 hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 1, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 4.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 398 traffic crashes that resulted in 206 injuries, and 4 fatalities. In addition to the traffic crash investigations, 248 people were arrested for driving under the influence, while 8,193 citations and 11,420 warnings were issued.

Local agencies reporting traffic deaths during the holiday period were: Atlanta PD, Rockdale Co. S/O, Forest Park PD, and Marietta PD.


Labor Day Holiday Traffic Count

6 p.m. Friday, September 1 – 11:59 p.m. Monday, September 4

78 Hour Holiday Period

Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers 4
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies 5
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period 9


GSP Troops Agencies Reporting Fatalities Total


Troop A  GSP Dalton 1
Troop B 0
Troop C  Atlanta PD (2), Forest Park PD, Marietta PD 4
Troop D 0
Troop E  Rockdale Co. S/O 1
Troop F  GSP Dublin 1
Troop G  GSP Albany 1
Troop H  GSP Tifton 1
Troop I 0
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Jessica Szilagyi is statewide contributor for All On Georgia and Market Manager for Southeast Georgia. Her main focus with All On Georgia is state and local politics as well as agriculture. She’s served as a policy analyst at the State Capitol and as a campaign manager in political races across the state.

She writes for and has two blogs of her own: ‘The Perspicacious Conservative’, a political blog, and ‘Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers’, a blog on moving from Atlanta to rural Georgia. Jessica is also a contributor for Fox5 Atlanta’s ‘Like it Or Not.’

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