Georgia law enforcement authorities say 19 fatal crashes occurred in the state during the recent Thanksgiving holiday travel period. The Department of Public Safety reported the numbers early Monday, after the 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period ended late Sunday night.
Georgia sheriffs are working to reduce the number of traffic crashes involving officers responding to emergency calls. So their state association bought two high-tech simulators and state training officials are developing a new program to reinforce driving skills and safety.
After a spike in crashes involving farm equipment last year, Georgia agriculture and highway safety officials are continuing an effort aimed at reducing such wrecks. The effort is intended to raise awareness of the dangers of crashes involving farm equipment as the harvest season approaches.