Safety

Safety is Number One​ for Georgia DOT

Safety plays an intrinsic role at Georgia DOT. One of the department’s strategic goals is investment in safety for all Georgians. Whether it’s motorists taking the interstate to get to work, or Georgia DOT’s dedicated workers building new or improving existing roadways, the department is committed to preserving safety through preventative measures and safety programs.​​
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2023 Crash Responder Safety Week

National Crash Responder Safety Week is an opportunity to bring to light the courageous and often underrepresented work of our emergency response community.  Every day, these heroes put their lives at risk to ensure our roads are safe and functional.

During this week, we ask all motorists to protect those who protect you. When passing an incident scene, motorists are asked to slow down and, if possible, move over into an adjacent lane to provide a protective buffer between responders and motorists.

Services

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Vulnerable Roadway User Safety Assessment  
 

FY 2024 Vulnerable Roadway User Safety Assessment

The Vulnerable Roadway User Safety Assessment addresses the increase in fatality rates among​ pedestrian​ns or cyclists on Georgia's transportation system and identifies a strategy to combat this trend​. ​​

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Operational Safety Programs​​

Safety Benefits of Rumble Strips

One of the leading countermeasures to roadway and lane departure crashes is the installation of rumble strips. Rumble strips are milled or raised elements in the pavement, shoulder, edge line, or center, intended to alert drivers through vibration and sound that their vehicle has left the travel lane. Georgia DOT invested approximately $40M for 34 rumble strip projects over 4,300 miles of roadway during FY 20.  The safety benefit-cost ratio for these 34 projects was 790.​ 

 

21%
decrease in lane departures
where rumble strips are installed (FY 21 YTD)​ ​
​24%​
decrease in roadway departures where rumble strips are installed (FY 21 YTD)

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