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GSP reports small rise in fatal car crashes for September


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Oct. 22, 2021 - 2:13 PM

GSP reports small rise in fatal car crashes for September

The Newnan Times-Herald

Georgia State Patrol Troopers from Post 24 in Newnan investigated 222 traffic crashes during the month of September, up one incident from the previous month.

Troopers also reported a total of 75 injuries and four fatalities.

Post 24 troopers also made 510 traffic stops and issued 523 traffic citations during the month of September, according to Sergeant First Class Mike Searcy.

This total included 16 arrests for driving under the influence, 164 citations for speeding, 51 seatbelt violations and eight child restraint violations. Troopers also issued 44 citations and 62 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 roads safe.”