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Cheaper gas, longer holiday to send more Americans traveling this season

You might want to get a head start to Grandma's house this year. It appears more Americans - 98.6 million - will be traveling this holiday season than ever.
Augusta area to see heightened road patrol this Labor Day

...same time in 2013."These numbers aren't just numbers," said Blackwood, the director of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety. "That's 123 more lives we're talking about. That's 123 more people going to football games...
Deaths of Georgia teen drivers drop in 2012

The number of fatalities in Georgia involving 16- and 17-year-old drivers dropped from 37 in 2011 to 23 in 2012, according to preliminary data included in a report released Tuesday by the Governors Highway Safety Assoc­iation.
'Super speeders' law adds $200 to ticket

Drivers with lead feet will be left with lighter wallets next year after a new Georgia law targeting "super speeders" goes into effect.
Officials explore link between phones, accidents

...behaviors in these states before and after the laws took effect, said Bob Dallas, the director of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety. Until more studies are conducted, many states likely will not ban cell phone use while driving...
Laws help reduce fatalities

Getting a driver's license can be an ordeal for Georgia teens, but statistics show an escalating series of restrictions and requirements appears to be improving safety.
Traffic safety project begins

Just a few days ago, 49 people died in a plane crash in Kentucky.
Class assists parents, children

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Last year, when Janet Scott tried to teach her 16-year-old daughter, Jasmine, to drive, the experience was aggravating.
Slow down before more people are killed

What will it take to get you to slow down on Georgia's highways? Try this. Stop what you are doing for a second and look at someone you love. It could be your spouse, your significant other, your child, a parent or your best friend. Now, imagine that person has just learned that you have been killed in a motor vehicle crash, or you find out they have been killed. Sound far-fetched? It will happen more than 1,000 times this year in Georgia. One thousand living, breathing human beings who had hopes and dreams, who brought joy to other human beings and who won't see New Year's Day.
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Click It or Ticket saves lives

...Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky are also in the Click It or Ticket campaign. Yvonne McBride, Atlanta, Ga. (Editor's note: The author is director of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety.)
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