GSP still patrolling through Sunday

Published 3:34 am Friday, July 5, 2013

Georgia State Troopers are staying busy during the Fourth of July holiday travel period, which began on Wednesday, July 3, and ends at midnight on Sunday, July 7.

“During this period, troopers will be conducting concentrated patrols and roadchecks throughout the state,” said Colonel Mark W. McDonough, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety. “Additionally troopers along with other law enforcement officers will be in highly visible locations, including areas on secondary roads. Past experiences have shown that a high visibility of law enforcement officers, increases safe driving habits and that translates to lives saved.”

The Georgia State Patrol encourages everyone to celebrate the Independence Day holiday responsibly. Plan festivities carefully and keep safety a priority. Buckle up, be courteous to other drivers, and use a designated driver if consuming alcohol is in your plans.

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“Troopers will be looking for speeders, seat belt and child restraint violators, and drivers operating motor vehicles while impaired,” McDonough said. “Speed, a lack of occupant protection use, and an impaired driver make a deadly combination on ours roads.”