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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).  

      Traffic Fatalities Up in Georgia

      Fatalities on Georgia's roads are up 33% over the past two years. That’s more than four people dying every single day.  In 2016, there were 1,559 fatalities - 127 more than 2015.


      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


      Fatalities involve pedestrians and 13% are motorcycles and bicyclists.

      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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      Safety Messages

      Radio Commercial (Podcast): Mommy Let's Be Safe

      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.

      Share Selfie on Social Media

      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

      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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      Year-to-Date Traffic Related Fatality Statistics

      Weekly Traffic Fatality Numbers