Final Holiday Traffic Count for July Fourth Travel Period, July 5, 2017.
Traffic crashes across Georgia during the July Fourth holiday travel period resulted in 17 traffic deaths. This year, the holiday travel period was 102 hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 30, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4.
Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 620 traffic crashes that resulted in 260 injuries, and 11 fatalities. In addition to the traffic crash investigations, 294 people were arrested for driving under the influence, while 9,945 citations and 14,767 warnings were issued.
Local agencies reporting traffic deaths during the holiday period were: Richmond Co. S/O, Cherokee Co. S/O, Gwinnett PD, Columbus PD, and Atlanta PD.
In 2016, the July Fourth travel period was 78 hours long.
Independence Day Holiday Traffic Count 6 p.m. Friday, June 30 – 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, July 4 esd , 102 Hour Holiday Period
Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers 11
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies 6
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period 17
WKEU would like to thank our troopers from Post 1, the Griffin Police Department, and the Spalding County Sheriff’s Department for their efforts in keeping our county roads safer over the highly-traveled holiday weekend.