Crash Causes Delays on Interstate 75 in Peach County Georgia, (GA)
PEACH COUNTY, GA- 13wmaz.com writes that traffic slows down this week on Interstate 75 in the northbound lanes as a result of a collision.*
The incident occurred near the Georgia 96 interchange. The report stated that multiple lanes were blocked and that officials expect to clear the scene by late evening. Reports did not indicate the densities of anyone involved in the crash, nor did they stay whether injuries occurred as a result of the collision.
Nationally, traffic-related fatalities declined last year. Georgia has been working to reduce the number of crashes that occur in the state. One of the efforts made by lawmakers in Georgia was to outlaw the use of handheld devices. The law is designed to prevent texting and driving and other dangerous distracted driving. The law went to into effect in 2018, and that year the state reported a slight drop in fatal crashes. Unfortunately, the downward trend did not continue into 2019.
In 2019, Georgia saw a very slight uptick in fatal crashes. At the same time, the statistics do not indicate a spike, the increase, and a two-year streak of lower fatalities in the Peach State. The increase also occurs at a time when traffic fatalities throughout the country are dropping. The southeast was the only region identified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, where fatal crashes rose rather than declined in 2019. It is not clear why more crashes are taking place in the southeastern states while fewer are occurring throughout the other parts of the country.
The states included in the NHTSA's southeastern region are Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama. When it comes to the reason for the majority of crashes, officials in Georgia State that driver behavior remains the leading cause of these tragic events. Common and well-known driver errors often lead to fatal crashes include speeding, distracted driving, and drunk driving. Drivers can decrease their risk of being involved in a crash by using their seatbelts, putting away their phones, never driving drunk, and staying within the posted speed limit.
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