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Holidays safer on roads than projected
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There were 10 deaths on Georgia’s roads over the New Year’s holiday, less than what Department of Public Safety projections had estimated.

Law enforcement officials across the state investigated 2,116 crashes in the 78-hour holiday period. Those incidents resulted in 475 injuries. Estimates put the number of accidents at 2,330 for the holiday, with 1,004 injuries and 16 deaths projected.

For the 2008-09 New Year’s holiday, which was 102 hours long, there were 1,222 injuries and 22 deaths in 2,998 crashes across the state.

Including the 78-hour Christmas holiday period, there were 4,282 crashes, resulting in 21 deaths and 908 injuries. State officials estimated there would be 4,556 crashes with 34 deaths and 1,980 injuries on the roads during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday periods.