Six traffic fatalities so far over holiday

ATLANTA (WTOC) - With less than 24 hours left in the holiday travel period, six people have been killed on Georgia roads since Friday night, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Last year, 14 people were killed in crashes over Labor Day weekend and more than 1,000 travelers were injured. The Labor Day travel period wraps up at midnight.

Some drivers could end up behind bars if they don't obey the laws on the roadways.

Law enforcement officials have been out in force throughout the holiday weekend. It's part of the annual Hands Across the Border campaign.

Officers are looking for those who are driving while under the influence, speeding, not wearing their seat belts and children who are unrestrained.

AAA South and Budweiser are hosting their Tow to Go program, which aims to keep impaired drivers off the road.

It provides a free ride home and tow to anyone in a bar or restaurant who may have had too much to drink. If you need a ride, call 800.AAA.HELP.

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