17 die on Ga. holiday highways

Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 8:47 AM
Last updated 6:48 PM
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ATLANTA — Authorities say 17 people died in traffic crashes on Georgia roads during the Christmas holiday period.

The Georgia State Patrol reported the numbers early Wednesday. The State Patrol based the count on a Christmas holiday period that began at 6 p.m. Friday and ended at midnight Tuesday.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that six of the fatalities were in metro Atlanta. In northwest Georgia, one wreck investigated by the State Patrol’s Calhoun post left three people dead.

The State Patrol investigated 685 crashes with 300 injuries during the 102-hour Christmas holiday period.

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overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 12/26/12 - 12:05 pm
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We must do something.....

to ban these deadly cars.

Augusta resident
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Augusta resident 12/26/12 - 12:22 pm
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Surprised

I'm surprised the number is so low seeing how people were driving on I-20.

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Jane18 12/26/12 - 07:18 pm
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Their Last Christmas

I know some of these deaths were not the fault of the person, but, so many other drivers think they are "10 feet tall and bulletproof". It seems I can not go anywhere anymore that there are not very bad, very inconsiderate motorists all around me...........You really must drive defensively, your life depends on it!

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 12/27/12 - 01:25 am
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Motor vehicle deaths have

Motor vehicle deaths have been steadily declining for several years. My guess it is due to mandatory seat belt laws and increased safety technology in vehicles; not because people are driving more competently.

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