How Many People Are Injured or Killed in Georgia Crashes?

According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety’s 2017 Georgia Highway Safety Plan, there were 378,458 traffic accidents in Georgia in 2014. 117,380 people suffered injuries, and 1,164 died. The good news is that the number of road fatalities in Georgia went down 33 percent from 2005 to 2014.

How Can I Avoid Collisions This Labor Day Weekend?

Nearly one-fourth of all 2014 crashes in the state took place in Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb and Richmond counties. Over 45 percent of the fatalities were the result of people not wearing seat belts. Alcohol was a factor in 24 percent of the deaths, while speeding was involved in 18 percent of fatal crashes.

These statistics show us that to maximize your odds of safety on the roads on Labor Day:

  • Wear a seat belt.
  • Do not drink or take drugs and drive, and do not get in a car with a driver who has been drinking or taking drugs.
  • Do not drive at excessive speeds.
Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.
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