Posted on Mar 13, 2018

Does Georgia Have High Fatality Numbers Just Because of Our Large Population?

No. The report “compares apples to apples” by factoring the population into the raw numbers, to calculate the rate — not just the total number — of pedestrian traffic fatalities. Georgia was #13 on the 2016 list of states with the highest pedestrian fatality rates per 100,000 population. The average rate in the United States was 1.92 pedestrian fatalities, and Georgia’s rate was 2.25. The three states with the worst rates were New Mexico (3.45), Florida (3.22), and South Carolina (2.96).

Georgia’s pedestrian fatality rate (PFR) fell in the first half of 2017 as compared to the first half of 2016, but this is, again, based on preliminary data. Georgia was #16 on the PFR table for the first six months of 2017, with a rate of 0.88.

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Jason R. Schultz
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