Crash Reported on Interstate 95 in Chatham County, Georgia (GA)
CHATHAM COUNTY, GA- Wtoc.com writes that a crash occurred this week in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95.*
The incident took place in the very early morning. Traffic delays were reported for morning commuters, but the northbound lanes tonight appear to have been affected. It is not clear whether any injuries took place in that incident nor did reports state how many vehicles were involved in the wreck.
One recent study found that Interstate 95 is the fourth deadliest road in the state of Georgia. Interstate 75 took the first-place spot. The study analyzed only the summer months over three years. Within those three years, 111 people died on Interstate 75 in the summer months alone. Second place went to Interstate 20, which suffered 55 deaths during the same period of time, in third place was Interstate 16 where 35 people died. While Interstate 95 might not rank in the top three for Georgia, it does make its way into the three deadliest roads for eight different states. Georgia suffers more than 1,500 crash-related deaths every year. Officials in the state are making attempts to drive down the number of traffic fatalities. The Governor's Office of Highway Safety believes that the state is making progress and improving safety on its roads.
One-way Georgia is trying to prevent crashes is by taking a strict stance on distracted driving. It is currently illegal to use a hand-held device while driving your car in the state and has been since 2018. Still, police believe that many people violate this law and that the roads would be safer if everyone put down their phones. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently holding Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and officers in Georgia are taking part in the program and focusing on enforcing the hands-free law.
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