Georgia State Patrol offers safety driving tips during Thanksgiving holiday

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Georgia State Patrol wants drivers to be safe on the road while traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday.

They say drivers should slow down, avoid texting while driving, as well as drinking and driving.  Corporal Mike Burns says distracted driving is one of the biggest problems in the state this year.

He adds keeping your eyes on the road is a plus and you may be able to identify impaired drivers.

“If you see somebody without headlights on, or they can’t stay in their lane, they’re driving too fast, they seem to be all over the road, they need to call the local authorities or they can call star GSP and we can send a trooper out to investigate,” he tells 41NBC.

According to a 2013 Georgia State Patrol study, more than 3,100 people in the country died because of distracted driving and more than 420,000 people were injured.

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