Drive Alert Arrive Alive

      Fatalities on Georgia’s Roads Are Up 32% in the Last Three Years.

      Safety on our roadways is Georgia DOT’s top priority. For nine years through 2014, fatalities on Georgia’s roads consistently declined. Then deaths rose sharply. In fact, 1,549 people died on Georgia’s roadways in 2017. 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?

      People Who Died on GA Roads

      1,549

      people died on Georgia’s roads in 2017, an average of more than 4 deaths per day. The primary culprit? Preventable crashes caused by unsafe behaviors.




      Seatbelts

      56%

      of victims were identified as not wearing a seatbelt.

      Distracted Driving

      70%

      of fatalities were caused by unsafe driving behaviors, including distractions, impairment or driving too fast for conditions.



      Pedestrians

      17%

      of fatalities were pedestrians.

       ‭(Hidden)‬ Did You Know? - Archive

      74%

      of deaths are attributed to driving behavior– distractions, impairment or driving too fast for conditions.

      51%

      of deaths are from single vehicle crashes – a strong indicator of driver distraction.

      Seatbelt 43%

      of victims in fatality crashes were identified as wearing a seatbelt.

      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.

       ‭(Hidden)‬ By the Numbers-Archive

      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

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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


      DAAA Fatalities
      DAAA Fatalities

       What Can You 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].

      2. Stay Off Phone & Mobile Devices

      If possible, shut off the phone to avoid temptation [even hands-free use is a distraction] and no texting [Georgia’s Caleb’s Law bans texting and driving]. Just drive.

      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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