Thanksgiving Traffic Fatalities in Georgia

Despite predictions for fewer Georgians to hit the road for Thanksgiving this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, traffic fatalities were dramatically higher compared to 2019.

The Georgia Department of Public Safety says 22 people died over the long holiday travel period in 2020; that’s nearly double last year’s 12 fatalities.

The Thanksgiving travel period began Wednesday evening and ended at midnight on Sunday night.

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety confirmed the number of deaths in a tweet and called on Georgia motorists to slow down, buckle up, drive sober and put down their cell phones.