Tag Archives: safety

What are Georgia’s fireworks laws?

Public safety officials across the state are flooding social media to make sure that Georgia residents are informed on the state’s fireworks laws and to be sure they’re aware of how to stay safe this holiday. Tested and regulated by the Product Safety Commission (CPSC), consumer fireworks are legal under federal law. Fireworks must meet certain criteria regarding composition,… Read More »

Officials Urge Drivers This Holiday Season to “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”

From December 15 to January 2, state troopers are bulking their presence on Georgia’s roads. There will be a zero tolerance policy for anyone discovered on drugs while driving. “Choose a sober designated driver before partying or, if you plan to drive, don’t drink,” said Colonel Mark W. McDonough, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety. During the… Read More »

Staying Safe While Hunting From a Tree Stand: Review Tips

Statistics each year reveal that almost half of all hunting incidents are due to falls or other safety issues with tree stands, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Following are recommended tips for keeping you safe while utilizing tree stands for hunting: When using a non-climbing portable or ladder stand, hunters should securely… Read More »

State Troopers Preparing For Holiday Patrols

Embed from Getty Images ATLANTA—As the holidays are quickly approaching, state troopers across Georgia are preparing for back-to-back holiday weekend patrols. Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said troopers will be keeping a close watch for impaired drivers and motorists not obeying Georgia’s traffic laws now through the beginning of the New… Read More »

Cheap gas will boost holiday travel; GSP aims to keep highways safe

The cheapest gas at Thanksgiving since 2008 is one of the factors that will make it the busiest traveled Thanksgiving holiday period since 2007. Meanwhile, Georgia State Patrol troopers and other law enforcement plan to be out working the heavily traveled highways over the holiday period. As Thanksgiving week opened Monday, the average price of a gallon of… Read More »