Drive Alert. Arrive Alive.

      In 2015, roadway fatalities in Georgia increased for the first time in a decade with 262 more deaths than 2014. Georgia DOT launched the DriveAlert ArriveAlive statewide safety campaign to address this startling increase in fatalities on our roadways. The goal is to educate drivers about simple changes they can make in their driving behavior to prevent crashes, improve safety and save lives. The campaign is a partnership between GDOT and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).

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      Toolkit

      Help us turn the tide on roadway fatalities in Georgia.

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       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.

       By the Numbers

      For 9 consecutive years from 2006 to 2014, fatalities on Georgia’s roads consistently declined. Then in the two year period 2015-2016, deaths rose sharply.


      Fatalities on Georgia Roads

       What Can You Do?

      Most single vehicle crashes can be prevented by changing driver behavior. Distracted driving is a primary factor in many fatalities. Also, impaired driving, driving too fast for conditions, and failure to wear a seatbelt contributes to the majority of fatalities on our roadway.

      Take responsibility to protect yourself, your passengers, other drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists. Follow these steps every time you get behind the wheel.

       Safety is Georgia DOT's #1 Priority

      Georgia DOT is committed to reducing fatalities on our roadways. We adopted the National Strategy on Highway Safety Towards Zero Deaths effort to eliminate fatalities; avoid roadway departure; increase occupant protection; and to reduce distracted driving.

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      Help Spread the Word

      Morgan Brian

      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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      DAAA Pledge

      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

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      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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