ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) – The 4th of July weekend is nearly right here and Georgia roads are anticipated to be busy.
On Wednesday, Governor’s Workplace of Freeway Security (GOHS) Southwest Georgia Liaison, Emerson Lundy joined WALB Information 10′s Jim Wallace about this busy weekend.
“We’re arising in a few days on what AAA says could possibly be the busiest journey weekend ever within the state of Georgia. One and a half million Georgians are anticipated to take a Fourth of July street journey. And I’m positive the Governor’s Workplace of Freeway Security is hoping individuals will take into consideration security earlier than hitting the roads.”
“That’s right. We’re report numbers so far as residents or individuals touring by the state of Georgia. And we wish all people to be reminded that if you find yourself touring on the highways, please drive sober or threat being pulled over,” mentioned Lundy.
“Additionally, I do know one of many issues the GOHS has famous, possibly for the reason that pandemic, possibly the mindset of individuals, you’re seeing elevated speeds in drivers. Is that what I’m studying?” Wallace requested.
“That’s right. It’s simply uncanny, the speeds that officers are monitoring. Violations at triple digits, and it’s turning into extra frequent. That uptick in rushing can contribute to individuals simply not taking note of the roadway. And never understanding that these better speeds can result in extra traumatic crashes. So we simply want individuals to be extra aware, to decelerate,” Lundy mentioned.
“After all, individuals happening trip, acquired a automobile full of children excited to get the place they’re headed to. It’s a type of occasions individuals may not be fascinated with their driving. So what’s the Governor’s Workplace of Freeway Security urging all people this weekend to consider?” requested Wallace.
“So we wish all people to concentrate to to start with arriving to your vacation spot safely. So that you in all probability wish to enable extra time to your journey on account of extra motorists being on the highways. There once more, you wish to remind individuals to thoughts your speeds. Decelerate. Do the velocity limits. Make sure that everybody inside your automobile is sporting a seatbelt and your kids underneath the age of 8 are driving in an accredited security seat. Additionally, make certain your designated passenger makes use of cell telephones or navigational units to maintain the driving force’s consideration on the roadway. And likewise take breaks we wanted, and alternate drivers if attainable.”
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