Traveling safe over the Labor Day weekend

Safe traveling during Labor Day weekend

79-year-old Melvin Ridley is one of the millions of people traveling over the Labor Day Weekend, he said he kept a close watch on Hurricane Hermine.

“Yes we we're quite concerned,” said Ridley.

Originally from Sebring, Florida. He experienced the power of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and was concerned that he would drive near the storm.

“If you have a balloon take a pin and pop that balloon, because that's what can happen to you, your home or your vehicle,” said Ridley.

Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Michael Burns described what happened on Georgia's roads during last year's Labor Day weekend.

“In that 78-hour period, we actually investigated 453 traffic crashes that resulted in 293 injuries,” said Burns.

Along with those numbers, 316 people were arrested for driving under the influence and officers issued 7,359 citations 12,143 warnings.

If you're hopping in the car this Labor Day weekend, there are three things you want to keep in mind. One. Drive alert. Two. If you're drinking over the weekend, make sure you have a designated driver. Three. put your cell phone or any other distractions down. 


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