GOHS, GSP remind drivers to buckle up and drive sober
WHO: GOHS Director Harris Blackwood and Georgia Department of Public Safety Commissioner, Georgia State Patrol Colonel Mark McDonough.
WHAT: To help combat the number of traffic-related fatalities on Georgia roads during the busy holiday travel season, GOHS and GSP are traveling around the state to remind drivers the price they’ll pay if they drive drunk, without a seat belt or while using their mobile devices.
WHERE: Southwest Georgia Regional Airport
Main terminal conference room
905 Newton Road #100, Albany, GA
WHY: Last year, there were 1,119 alcohol-related traffic crashes between Nov. 20 and Dec. 31 in the state. There were 153 traffic fatalities during the same period last year, and Georgia’s top highway safety officials want to bring about the “Season for Safety” to reverse the trend and keep holiday crash fatalities down. This year, they are telling drivers to slow down, buckle up, put down the cell phone and drive sober.