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GSP: More killed on Georgia roadways this Christmas holiday than previous years

Posted: 4:29 PM, Dec 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-27 21:29:00Z
GSP: More killed on Georgia roadways this Christmas holiday than previous years
GSP: More killed on Georgia roadways this Christmas holiday than previous years

(WTXL) - This Christmas holiday was more deadly on Georgia's highways as compared to previous years.  

Georgia State Patrol said the holiday period lasted longer than usual because Christmas fell on a Tuesday. Troopers said 25 people were killed during the five day holiday travel stretch on Georgia roads.

Troopers told us they saw more reckless behavior than usual on the roads. 

"We're seeing more speeding, and seeing higher speeds. We're also seeing more people drinking and driving, going to parties and driving with too much alcohol in their system," said Sgt. Chris Rodewolt. 

This Friday, the New Year's holiday travel period starts. Rodewolt urges drivers to call a cab or have a designated driver lined up before they head to a party or begin drinking.