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Georgia Ranks 14th in Country for the Most Deadliest Roadways

August 14, 2019

ATLANTA, GA — According to an online news report from, Georgia is 14th in the nation for the most deadly roads, per a new report.*

According to 24/7 Wall St., it examined the death rates in every state back in 2016 for the most hazardous roadways. Georgia came in 14th, with 15.1 deaths per 100,000.  The amount of deaths on Georgia roadways back in 2016 was 1,554.  Seat belts were used in 97% of the car accident cases. The deadliest holiday in 2016 was Martin Luther King’s birthday, which involved 17 deadly accidents.  The amount of fatal accidents on Georgia’s rural roadways was nearly 40%.  

There are several reasons why fatal accidents occur on Georgia roadways.  They include:

  • Distracted driving.  Whether due to eating, drinking, texting, talking on a cell phone, fiddling with the radio or GPS device, or grooming, distracted driving accounts for hundreds of serious and sometimes fatal accidents.
  • Driving while impaired.  Impaired driving affects one’s judgment, coordination and motor skills, often leading to deadly crashes on Georgia roadways.
  • Reckless driving.  Going at an excessive rate of speed, swerving in and out of lanes, and driving aggressively contribute to hundreds of accidents in Georgia, some of which turn out to be fatal.
  • Inclement weather.  Rain, sleet, ice and dense fog cause several accidents per year, many of which can be avoided had the driver proceeded slowly and carefully.
  • Design defects.  At times, defects in the design of a vehicle can lead to serious and sometimes fatal accidents. That is why it is important to take your car into the dealer should any recalls be issued on your vehicle. Doing so could save lives.
  • Speeding.  Although it is tempting to speed, this is one of the main causes of serious car accidents in Georgia.  

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