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Drive Alert. Arrive Alive.

Drive Alert Arrive Alive

To address a startling increase in fatalities on Georgia’s roadways in 2015, Georgia DOT launched DriveAlert ArriveAlive (DAAA). The goal of this statewide safety campaign is to educate drivers about how making simple changes in their driving behavior can prevent crashes and save lives. The campaign is a partnership between Georgia DOT, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety and the Department of Public Safety.  


Help Spread the Word


CALL TO ACTION: Drive Alert. Arrive Alive Pledge

 A few simple changes in driving behavior can reduce crashes, improve safety and decrease fatalities.  Please join Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell McMurry, by adding your name to list of people who pledge to DriveAlert ArriveAlive

Take DAAA Pledge

Take a Selfie for Safety

Like to take selfies?  Take one for safety next to U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Midfielder Morgan Brian's standee, located in welcome centers around the state.  Post on social media using the hashtag #ArriveAliveGA.

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Year-to-Date Traffic Related Fatality Statistics

Weekly Traffic Fatality Numbers 


 DriveAlert. ArriveAlive. Pledge

With more people dying on Georgia’s roads this year, GDOT’s DriveAlert ArriveAlive campaign can save lives. When motorists make a few simple, fundamental changes in their driving behavior, we can reduce crashes, improve safety and decrease fatalities.

Please join Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell McMurry, by adding your name to the list of people who pledge to DriveAlert ArriveAlive.

View AJC Article


Take DAAA Pledge



    Safety Messages


          Radio Commercial: Mommy Let's Be Safe


    Traffic Fatalities Up in Georgia

    1,427 people died on Georgia’s roads in 2015. That’s 257 more than in 2014 a significant increase of 22%. Not only is this the first annual increase in traffic fatalities in Georgia in a decade, it is also a substantial one.



    Roadway fatalities involving driver failing to maintain their lane.



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



    Percentage of fatalities involving pedestrians & bicyclists.





    What Can You Do?

    Most single vehicle crashes can be prevented by changing driver behavior.  Traffic fatalities are often due to distractions. More drivers are just not focused on driving. They're talking on the phone, texting, adjusting the radio, using the GPS, putting on makeup, eating, or just plain daydreaming.  Take responsibility to protect yourself, your passengers, other drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists.

    Follow these steps every time you get behind the wheel.


    Safety is Georgia DOT's #1 Priority

    For years we've worked to avoid roadway departures, to increase occupant protection, and to reduce distracted driving - Towards Zero Deaths (View Video Series) . Measures like safety edge, rumble strips, center median cable barriers, high friction surface treatments, reflective signage and striping, and pedestrian countdown timers contributed to nine consecutive years of decreased roadway fatalities, from 2006-2014..

    Fatalities on Georgia Roads


    Teen Driving

    Improve Teen Driving Habits

    Teenagers in the U.S. have the highest crash rate of any group and car crashes are their number one cause of death. Change your driving behavior and be the example for your kids. Not only will they be safer when they're in the car with you, but they'll also be safer drivers.


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