Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011
ATLANTA (AP) — Travelers will see more state troopers on the roads this holiday weekend.
WMAZ-TV reports that the Georgia State Patrol hit the streets in full force Wednesday in time for motorists heading to Thanksgiving celebrations. The increase in troopers aims to help reduce the number of accidents on Georgia's roads this weekend.
Last year, there were more than 2,500 crashes, which led to 13 fatalities.
AAA predicts that about 42.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more to Thanksgiving this year, up 4 percent from last year.
(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)