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GSP Post 24: No fatal traffic crashes reported in April


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • May. 06, 2021 - 10:57 AM

GSP Post 24: No fatal traffic crashes reported in April

The Newnan Times-Herald

While the number of traffic crashes increased, fatal crashes declined to zero over the month of April.

Georgia State Patrol Troopers from Post 24 in Newnan investigated 147 traffic crashes during the month of April, which resulted in 66 injuries but no fatalities.

In March, troopers investigated 128 traffic crashes that resulted in 44 injuries and 3 fatalities.

Troopers from Post 24 made 445 traffic stops and issued 398 traffic citations during the month, according to Sergeant First Class Mike Searcy.

This total included 11 arrests for driving under the influence, 196 citations for speeding, 16 seatbelt violations and 22 child restraint violations. Troopers also issued 39 citations and 55 warnings for distracted driving.

Searcy encouraged drivers to pay attention to their surroundings as they drive and not be distracted by things inside the vehicle, especially mobile devices, as 22 percent of all crashes and 16 percent of all fatal crashes were caused by some form of distraction occurring within three seconds of the crash.

“All Post 24 troopers are working to keep you and your family safe as you travel on Georgia roadways,” Searcy said. "Troopers have devoted themselves to serving the public in this capacity and appreciate your support by obeying traffic laws, remaining free of distractions while driving and always being alert. Together, we can keep our roadways safe.”