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
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.