GDOT considers safety in every stage of a project and in every investment decision. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) have adopted a national goal of reducing fatalities by 1000 each year. To assist in achieving this national goal, Georgia has set a target of reducing fatalities by 41 or more each year. This is based on our roadway types as well as the number of cars and trucks using our roadway system. This measure evaluates GDOT's efforts to reduce fatalities on Georgia's roads.
Reduce the number of fatalities by 41 each year.
Achieving the Goal
Fatalities rose sharply in CY 2015, reaching 1432, up from 1170 in 2014. GDOT also did not meet its yearly target for the period between calendar years 2012 and 2014, having reduced the fatalities total by only 19 over this three year period. In response to Georgia’s increased fatalities, GDOT’s “Drive Alert Arrive Alive” campaign focuses on educating drivers about how they can make simple changes in their driving behavior to prevent crashes and save lives. The campaign is a partnership between Georgia DOT and the
Governor's Office of Highway Safety. It will take all of us to keep Georgians alive on our roadways.