Car accidents happen daily, but most people still don’t believe that they’ll happen to them. Sadly, the reality is that most people are involved in a crash at some point in their lives. Some are lucky and suffer no injuries. Others face a lifetime of recovery from acute injuries.
Georgia saw an increase in the number of crashes within the state in 2015 and 2016, but 2017 finally had the improved outcome the authorities were looking for. The biggest area of success was in the number of bicycle fatalities, which reduced by over 50 percent thanks to changes in the law and other factors. The number of motorcycle collisions resulting in fatalities also reduced by over 20 percent.
Georgia, statewide, does a better job with seat belt usage than most other states in the country, which is one reason why the number of fatalities has dropped. There are still challenges within the state, like distracted driving and pedestrian fatalities, but the state has taken them seriously and continues to make changes to help reduce the risk of fatalities within the state’s borders.
How is Georgia addressing driving risks?
The state takes a comprehensive approach, combining improved law enforcement tactics with local projects to educate people on the importance of safe driving techniques. Some of the programs used in Georgia include the Thunder Task Force, The Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic and Click It or Ticket, a nationwide campaign.
Sadly, crashes do still happen in Georgia, but if you’re hurt, you have a chance to seek compensation from the at-fault driver. With continued enforcement and education, it’s hoped that your risk of injury will continue to decrease.