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Monday, December 28, 2009 - 4:51am

Fewer Than Predicted Die On Georgia Roads

The Georgia State Patrol says there were a third fewer traffic deaths on the state’s roads over the Christmas holiday weekend.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 12 people died in accidents during the 78-hour travel stretch, ending midnight Sunday. State Patrol officials had predicted 18.

Officers are preparing to cover the state during the next holiday travel period -- the 78-hour stretch for New Year’s, beginning 6pm Thursday.

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