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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.  



      Year-to-Date Traffic Related Fatality Statistics

      Weekly Traffic Fatality Numbers 


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       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.

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      Take DAAA Pledge

      Traffic Fatalities Up in Georgia

      1,559 people died on Georgia’s roads in 2016. That’s 127 more than in 2015 an increase of 9%.

       

                     65%

      Roadway fatalities involving driver failing to maintain their lane.

       

                     47%

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

       

                     16%

      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



       

      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.

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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

      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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