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Why Traffic Fatalities Are Up In Georgia

The Dangers on Georgia Roads

The less-traveled roads during the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t necessarily equate to fewer traffic fatalities in Georgia. Sadly, according to a news article published by the Augusta Chronicle, there were 1,615 traffic fatalities across the state — the highest number recorded since 2007. The publication also states that one contributing factor is that there was less law enforcement presence on the road in 2020. With fewer police officers patrolling the roads, that could mean more reckless driving behaviors. Here are the latest facts about traffic fatalities throughout the state of Georgia

Georgia Crash Data

According to the latest data published by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), there were 403,092 motor vehicle crashes, and out of all those crashes, the following crash statistics were recorded for 2019:

  • 1,426 fatalities
  • 2,918 crashes involved pedestrians
  • 51,731 crashes involved young drivers
  • The highest number of crashes (142,231) occurred in the age group of 25 to 34 at 38.73%
  • On average, 76% of fatalities in crashes are caused by unsafe driving behaviors such as:
    • Distracted driving
    • Driving while impaired
    • Speeding

The Most Dangerous Highway in Georgia

According to The Patch, the deadliest Highway in Georgia is I-75. In the summer months alone between 2015 and 2017, there were 111 fatalities. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind when traveling on any Georgia road:

  • Practice defensive driving
  • Refrain from distracted driving (texting, talking on the phone)
  • Wear a seatbelt at all times
  • Obey speed limits and traffic signals and signs
  • Don’t tailgate
  • Avoid reckless driving behaviors (speeding, weaving in and out of traffic)

What To Do After Sustaining an Injury in a Car Crash

Being involved in a motor vehicle crash can mean sustaining a catastrophic injury. Not only can this impact a victim physically, but it can also be mentally taxing. When medical bills and costs for treatment and therapies are mounting, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries that were caused by a careless driver. Let us be your advocate and help protect your rights.

To discuss your case with an attorney at Tate Law Group, LLC, call (912) 234-3030 for a free consultation or contact us here.