New Year’s Travel Numbers Released

The Georgia Department of Public Safety reports this morning that traffic crashes across Georgia during the New Year’s holiday travel period resulted in five fatalities.

None of those were reported in northeast Georgia during the 30-hour holiday period.

This year’s holiday period for New Year’s started at 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve and ended at midnight New Year’s Day.

Traffic deaths were reported by the Georgia State Patrol post in Cartersville, Waycross Police, Marietta Police, while two fatalities were reported by the Cobb County Police Department.

This year’s total of five fatalities is down from last year’s New Year’s holiday travel period, though last year’s New Year’s travel period was longer than this year’s.

During last year’s 102-hour holiday period, the state saw seven traffic fatalities.

Georgia State Troopers investigated 137 traffic crashes with 52 injuries during this year’s New Year’s holiday period.

Both of those numbers are also down from last year’s longer New Year’s period, when state troopers investigated 694 crashes that resulted in 353 injuries.