Traffic fatalities in Georgia continue to decline

ATLANTA (AP) -- Federal and state authorities say Georgia highway fatalities dropped substantially last year for the fifth year in a row.

Statistics finalized and published this month show a total of 1,244 people died on Georgia highways in 2010. That's a decline of 3.7 percent, or 48 deaths, from the 2009 total of 1,292. It continues a trend in decreased highway deaths that began in 2006.

Traffic fatalities reached a record 1,744 in 2005.

The Georgia Department of Transportation says that as of Monday, 2011 fatalities were on track to decrease from 2010 with 62 fewer than that date a year ago.


kevin 3 years, 8 months ago

Less jobs means less cars, means less wrecks. However, you can still look at the car around you and find 90% of the drivers on cells phones. This has only gone up. Atlanta is one of the worst places to drive because of all the idiots always on the phone while driving and not paying attention. They usually are swerving or going 15 mph.


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