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GSP Trooper Discusses Georgia's DUI Zero Tolerance and the 100 days of Summer Seatbelt Enforcement

March 30, 2021

GEORGIA - A news article posted on states that a Georgia State Patrol trooper recently spoke out about the rise in Georgia DUI statistics and Georgia State Patrol's 100 days of Summer Seatbelt Enforcement and Georgia's DUI Zero Tolerance programs.

According to the trooper, the number of fatal accidents has continued to increase year after year.  In 2015, there were more than 1,400 motor vehicle accident fatalities, of which drunk drivers caused 358.  In 2020, there were over 1,600 fatalities, and 406 of these accidents were caused by intoxicated drivers.  The trooper stated that they are not certain why the number of DUI-related accidents and traffic accidents continue to climb each year.  The trooper stated that people are driving impaired on various intoxicants such as alcohol, marijuana, pain pills, opioids, Xanax, and others.

According to the Georgia Highway Patrol trooper, DUIs cost the economy approximately $51 billion each year.  Also, DUIs are the leading cause of death for people under 30 years of age.  The trooper also stated that those involved in DUI accidents have a 47% greater chance of dying when ejected from the motor vehicle.

Seatbelts save 15,000 people each year, but 2.500 people tragically died because they were not wearing a seatbelt. 

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Category: Auto Accidents

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