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.


Don’t forget your garbage and recycling pick up schedule has been altered in the City of Griffin for the week.  Due to office closings on Monday and Tuesday, the normal schedule has been pushed back two days.  Those customers with a regular pick up on Tuesday will have their pickup today.  Wednesday’s regular pickup has been moved to Friday.  And, Thursday’s normal pick up will take place on Saturday.