The Georgia State Patrol is gearing-up to enforce holiday traffic.
Starting at 6 o’clock tonight, running through midnight Sunday is the 78-hour Christmas holiday travel period.
The State Patrol says it’s when officers typically see a spike in vehicles on Georgia’s interstates and state roads. That in turn usually leads to a jump in crashes.
Lieutenant Paul Cosper says potentially making things worse-is rain that’s expected to move through the state today.
"Anytime we see inclement weather we usually see an increase in traffic crashes - people don’t leave a safety barrier, they’re not paying attention…sliding into one another. We’re asking people to be cognicent of that."
State patrol officers will also be on-alert during the New Year’s traffic period, running from 6 p.m. December 31st through midnight Sunday, January 3rd.
Last year, traffic crashes killed 46 people in Georgia during the holiday travel periods.