(Atlanta, GA) – Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Troopers investigated nine fatal traffic crashes, and local law enforcement agencies investigated five fatal traffic crashes resulting in 15 deaths across Georgia during the 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period.

Local law enforcement agencies reporting fatalities during the holiday period which began Friday, September 2, at 6 p.m. and ended at 11:59 p.m., Monday, September 6, include the Atlanta Police Department (2), Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, Clayton County Police Department, and Cobb County Police Department.

In addition to fatal crashes, GSP Troopers investigated more than 400 traffic crashes statewide, resulting in over 200 injuries.  Troopers and Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) Officers arrested more than 300 individuals for driving under the influence, made more than 12,600 stops, and issued approximately 7,300 citations and over 7,700 warnings.

These crash statistics are preliminary findings and can change any time after the holiday travel period.


2022 Labor Day Holiday Traffic Count
Friday, September 2, at 6 p.m. – Monday, September 6, at 11:59 p.m.
78-Hour Holiday Period