Valdosta Georgia State Patrol Post Releases October 2018 Traffic Data
VALDOSTA, GA. – November 3, 2018 (valdostatoday.com) The Valdosta Post of the Georgia State Patrol has released traffic data for Valdosta, Georgia, for the month of October, according to an online news story from valdostatoday.com.*
The Valdosta Post investigated a total of 115 traffic crashes during the month of October. Of these 115 crashes, 47 involved injuries, and none involved a fatality. According to the Post 31 data, Troopers stopped 993 vehicles and issued 582 traffic citations and 1,162 traffic warnings in Valdosta during October.
The stops in October included 229 citations for speeding, 38 citations for distracted driving, 83 citations for seat belt violations, and 16 citations for child restraint violations. Troopers with the Valdosta Post also made 24 arrests for driving under the influence in October, as well as six arrests for drugs.
Valdosta is located in Lowndes County on the southern border of the state of Georgia. The county’s major roadways include Interstate 75, U.S. Route 41, U.S. Route 84, and U.S. Route 221.
Data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety show vehicle accidents in Lowndes County have increased during the last several years. In 2013, 1,384 vehicle accidents occurred in the county. That number almost doubled the following year, jumping to 2,620. In 2015, the number of accidents increased to 3,698 and moved up to more than 4,000 in 2016.
The highest number of fatal accidents in Lowndes County from 2012 to 2016 occurred during 2015, when 18 people died in traffic crashes. Five of the people who died in traffic crashes that year were pedestrians.
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