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Georgia Sixth Deadliest State for Pedestrians


July 02, 2020

GEORGIA- Atlanta.curbed.com writes that pedestrians in Georgia are facing some of the nation’s deadliest roadways. Between 2008 and 2017, one study found that 1,782 people tragically died in pedestrian crashes in the state.

Some parts of the state have experienced higher numbers, with the Atlanta-Sandy-Springs-Roswell region having an average of 1.79 casualties per 100,000 people. Nationally, the average is 1.55 deaths each year per 100,000 people. 

However, no state matches Florida when it comes to dangerous roads for pedestrians. The Sunshine State’s average number of fatalities for the period between 2008 and 2017 was 2.73 deaths per 100,000 people. 

When looking at the number of deaths over the course of a decade nationally, the increase is a disturbing 35 percent. Reports by safety advocates say that the nation has made fast-moving vehicle traffic a priority over safety. 

Atlanta has been working to make the roads safer for foot traffic, but the efforts are costly, and many projects cannot be carried out because of a shortage in funding. Only projects deemed priorities have been carried out in the area. 

Laws have also been used to attempt to reduce the number of fatal traffic accidents in the state. A hands-free law went into effect in Georgia in 2018. Officials hope that the legislation will help deter people from looking at their phones while driving, and therefore reduce the risk of crashes.

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Source:

https://atlanta.curbed.com/2019/2/7/18215267/report-georgia-most-dangerous-state-pedestrians-complete-streets

https://www.gahighwaysafety.org/highway-safety/hands-free-law/

https://www.gahighwaysafety.org/research/

Category: Personal Injury

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