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Drive Alert Arrive Alive

      Safety on our roadways is Georgia DOT’s top priority. Drive Alert Arrive Alive is a statewide safety campaign to educate drivers about simple changes they can make in their driving behavior to prevent crashes, improve safety and save lives.

      One of those behaviors: Don’t drive distracted.

      Did You Know?

      Distractions

      70%

      fatalities in crashes are caused by unsafe driving behaviors, including distractions, impairment or driving too fast for conditions.

      People Who Died on GA Roads

      1,515

      people died on Georgia’s roads in 2018, an average of 4 deaths per day. The primary culprit? Preventable crashes caused by unsafe behaviors.

      Seatbelts

      59%

      of victims were identified as not wearing a seatbelt or unknown.

      Pedestrians

      17%

      of fatalities were pedestrians.


      Drive Alert Arrive Alive​​​​​​

      Toolkit

      Driving behavior is a choice. It’s time to motivate Georgians to make the choice to change their driving behavior – and save lives.

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      Drive Alert Arrive Alive Pledge​​​​​​

      Take the Pledge

      A few simple changes in driving behavior can reduce preventable crashes, improve safety and decrease fatalities. Join Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell McMurry, by adding your name to the list of people who pledge to Drive Alert Arrive Alive.

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       ‭(Hidden)‬ Traffic Fatalities Up in Georgia

      Over the past two years there has been a 33% increase in fatalities on Georgia's roads. In 2016, there were 1,561 fatalities - 129 more than 2015.

      60%

      Roadway fatalities involving driver failing to maintain their lane.

      51%

      Fatalities in Georgia involving single vehicle crashes - one vehicle hitting a fixed object like a tree or bridge.

      74%

      Fatalities attributed to driver behavior including, distracted driving, impaired driving or driving too fast for conditions.

      Seatbelt 43%

      Victims in fatality crashes were identified as wearing a seatbelt.

      16%

      Fatalities involve people on foot, a 40% increase in two years. 7% are motorcyclists 2% are bicyclists.

      10%

      Fatalities involve a smaller vehicle crashing with larger commercial motor vehicle like a truck or tractor-trailer.

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      Drive Alert Arrive Alive Pledge​​​​​​

      A few simple changes in driving behavior can reduce preventable crashes, improve safety and decrease fatalities. Join Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell McMurry, by adding your name to the list of people who pledge to Drive Alert Arrive Alive.

      Take DAAA Pledge

      Teens in the Driver Seat

      Teens in the Driver Seat

      A safety program designed to reduce the frequency of fatal crashes involving teen drivers

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      By the Numbers

      NOTE: 2019 data represents year-to-date thru today.



      2018 Fatalities
      Occupant Safety Equipment

      2018 Fatality Collisions
      Single Vehicle Vs Multi-Vehicle

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      What You Can Do

      Many deaths are due to preventable crashes. Change your driving behavior. Distracted driving is a primary factor in many fatalities. So are impaired driving, driving too fast for conditions and failure to wear a seatbelt. Take responsibility to protect yourself, your passengers, other motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. Follow these steps every time you get behind the wheel.


      Drive Responsibly. It’s Easy as 1-2-3


      1. Buckle Up

      Always wear a seat belt no matter how far you drive [it’s the law]. Make sure passengers buckle up too.

      2. Stay Off Phone & Mobile Devices

      Drivers, put down the phone and just drive. If possible, shut it off to avoid temptation. And no texting. View Georgia’s Hands-free Law.

      3. Drive Alert

      Do not drive drowsy or impaired.



      Safety: Georgia DOT's Number One Priority

      Georgia DOT is committed to reducing fatalities on our roadways. We’ve adopted the National Strategy on Highway Safety Toward Zero Deaths effort to eliminate fatalities, avoid roadway departures, increase occupant protections and reduce distracted driving.

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