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Crashes Kill Sixteen in Georgia over Holiday Weekend


July 21, 2020

ATLANTA, GA- Sixteen people lost their lives in Georgia over the 4th of July holiday weekend, according to TIFTONGAZETTE.COM. The period of time analyzed was 54 hours long and ran from Friday evening to Sunday midnight. The State Troopers responded to 241 collisions, which involved 152 injuries. In total, Troopers investigated eleven deadly wrecks and eleven fatalities.*

Another five deaths occurred in the state, but local police departments handled those investigations. Officers also issued 332 drunk driving citations during the holiday period. 

Drunk driving is a major factor when it comes to car crashes. The risk of being involved in a collision rises significantly when drivers are under the influence of alcohol. In most states, the legal limit is .08 percent alcohol per volume. However, it is important for motorists to understand that even at lower levels, their driving ability is likely impaired. At .05 percent, the likelihood of a driver being in a deadly wreck rises. The risk increases again, and more quickly, at .08 percent. 

In Utah, drunk driving is now defined as .05 percent alcohol per volume, but the rest of the country still has a legal limit of .08 percent. Just because a driver is not above the legal limit, though, does not mean he or she should be operating a car. 

Each year, more than 10,000 people die in crashes caused by drunk drivers. While the numbers are down in comparison to decades past, alcohol still creates a massive danger for everyone on the road. 

It is well documented that most accidents can be prevented with a little extra care and safety education.  Since 1984, Montlick & Associates has been dedicated to keeping children and families safe on the roadway.  Our commitment runs deep through our extensive, award-winning public service programs that provide people the information they need to avoid injuries.  To learn about our Don't Drink and Drive Campaign, Child Passenger Safety Programs, Booster Seat Campaign and much more, visit montlick.com and click on “community service,” or simply click here. You can also learn more about one of our newest driver and passenger safety programs by visiting iridesafe.com.

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Sources:

https://www.tiftongazette.com/news/sixteen-people-killed-in-july-fourth-holiday-travel-period-crashes/article_d3eda180-c777-11ea-984c-8368b8e0e690.html

https://www.iihs.org/topics/fatality-statistics/detail/alcohol#:~:text=impaired%20crashes%20occur-,Overview,more%20rapidly%20after%200.08%20percent.&text=Drivers%20with%20very%20high%20BACs,crash%20or%20getting%20severely%20injured.

https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/drunk-driving

Category: Auto Accidents

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