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Governor's Office of Highway Safety launches Operation Safe Holidays

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Authorities across Georgia are cracking down to help avoid an increase in traffic fatalities.

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety has launched Operation Safe Holidays.

For the first time in six years, Georgia is on track to experience an increase in traffic fatalities.

In addition to reminding Georgia motorists that if they don't drive sober, they'll get pulled over, authorities are asking drivers to be extra careful on Georgia roads so the state doesn't reach a six-year milestone of traffic deaths.

If fatalities maintain their current rate, the state will surpass last year's total of 1,226 deaths on Georgia roadways.

There are a few simple tips to get home safely if you plan to drink this holiday season:

  • Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin;
  • Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your keys at home;
  • If you're impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation.

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