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Alcohol-related traffic deaths declining in Ga.

ATLANTA — A federal study shows Georgia ranked below the national average and below southeastern states in alcohol-related fatalities in 2011.

The Governor's Officer of Highway Safety announced data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed the state experienced 22 fewer alcohol-impaired driving deaths between 2010 and 2011.

Officials say the state's decline in alcohol-related deaths is part of a national drop, with 258 fewer alcohol-related driving fatalities being recorded nationally during the same time period.

Officials say there were 632 fewer traffic fatalities nationwide between 2010 and 2011 overall.

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kevin 1 year, 4 months ago

Maybe the prison system is helping this stat.

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Why_not 1 year, 4 months ago

Stiff penalties and more police presence is what is driving this decline.

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NewsReader 1 year, 4 months ago

They've moved over to Lake Lanier!

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gwinnettresident1 1 year, 4 months ago

Why not reinstate Prohibition. It seems everytime someone gets shot thats the first thing everyone wants to do is ban guns. I say ban alcohol. It has killed more children and adults in the US than guns have.

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