Dunwoody Police are warning drivers that there will be strict enforcement of DUI and traffic laws this season.
Why? The state is on track to surpass the number of traffic fatalities for the first time in six years.
According to estimates, if fatalities maintain their current rate thorough the end of the year, Georgia will surpass last year's number of 1,226 fatalities.
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety has launched Operation Safe Holidays to ask drivers to be extra careful on Georgia roads so the state doesn’t reach a 6-year milestone of traffic deaths.
“We always take this time of year to remind motorists that impaired driving is against the law 365 days a year in Georgia,” said GOHS Director Harris Blackwood. “And while Operation Zero Tolerance is still effect, we also want to urge everyone to be extra careful as they hit the road this time of year. A great Christmas present for me would be seeing everyone get home safe and sound this holiday season.”