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Christmas-Weekend Car Accidents Kill Twenty Drivers in Georgia

December 29, 2020

According to a news article on, the Georgia Department of Public Safety reported that twenty people tragically lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents during the Christmas holiday weekend.*

Georgia State Patrol troopers reported that 173 drivers were arrested for DUI, and over 4,300 drivers receive traffic citations for speeding.  In addition, Georgia State troopers and law enforcement officers issued a total of 7,259 traffic citations and 9,815 warnings.

Georgia State Patrol troopers reported eleven of the fatal accidents, while other law enforcement agencies responded to the other nin fatal accidents.  Those accidents occurred in Warner Robins, Atlanta, and the following counties: Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fayette, and Gwinnett.

The traffic citations issued by law enforcement over the weekend include: 

  • 4,347 tickets for excessive speeding
  • 485 tickets for not wearing seat belts
  • 344 tickets for distracted driving
  • 130 tickets for not using child restraints

2020 was an extended holiday travel timeframe this year.  The holiday travel period was approximately 78 hours long.  The holiday travel timeframe starting on Thursday at 6 p.m. and concluded at around midnight on Sunday.

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