Georgia Home to Some of the Most Dangerous Highways in US
USA- Newsweek.com reports that a study looking into data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) located some of the country’s most dangerous highways. The study looked at information on fatal traffic accidents between the years 2010 and 2016. ValuePenguin, a research and analysis organization, released the results of the study in June 2018.*
The study analyzed data based on three factors, “local ridership, where the deadliest crashes occur on average, and the safety risks on each road that weren’t caused by dealing with other drivers.”
The deadliest highway in the country was determined to be US-93, which is locatedin Arizona. The highway had 90 reported fatalities resulting from 70 fatal collisions.
Two Georgia Highways made the list. Coming in at 31 was Georgia’s SR-15. Another Georgia Highway, I-16, claimed the 38th spot.
Traffic fatalities in Georgia declined from 2006 until 2015, when the number jumped back up. In 2016, the state saw an 8.5% increase in vehicle collision deaths over 2015. The number of people killed in vehicle collisions increased across the United States in the same time period, and also in all of the states neighboring Georgia. Impaired driving, and fatalities resulting from a failure to use seat belts both increased. Out of the 1,554 people killed in car crashes in the state, 266 of the accidents involved speeding.
Georgia has set itself a statewide goal of reducing the number of people killed in traffic accidents each year by 41. Last year the state failed to meet that goal. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is expanding its safety-related efforts in order tomeet its goals for 2018.
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