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The Biggest Dangers on Georgia Roads in 2024


While none of us like to think about the potential dangers of driving, the reality is that the possibility of being involved in an accident is a legitimate worry for anyone who spends any time on Georgia’s roadways. Many of these dangers can be attributed to worsening road conditions, an increasing tendency of motorists to drive while distracted, and increasing reports of intoxicated drivers. Tragically, these trends have led to an increase in fatal collisions across the state.

Car Accident Fatalities On the Rise 

Recent statistics released by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) revealed that there were almost 2,000 fatalities on Georgia roadways in 2022. The majority of these accidents were attributed to a few specific causes, including:

  • Speeding;
  • Driver impairment; and
  • Aggressive driving.

These types of negligent and reckless driving behaviors have proven to be especially dangerous for pedestrians, who accounted for approximately 17 percent of those who lost their lives in roadway accidents in 2022.

Other Negligent and Reckless Drivers 

In recent years, state agencies, like the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Department of Transportation have utilized grant money to determine why more car accidents are occurring in Georgia. The results of these studies revealed that an increasing number of drivers are failing to comply with traffic laws, especially those involving speeding, distracted driving, and driving while under the influence. Unfortunately, no matter how careful a driver is, he or she could still end up involved in an accident because of someone else’s decision to engage in these kinds of dangerous driving behaviors. In these cases, accident victims should consider seeking compensation for their losses from the at-fault party who caused their crash.

An Aging Infrastructure 

Besides an increasing incidence of negligent and reckless driving, many of the dangers on Georgia’s roadways can be attributed to an aging infrastructure that can no longer support the number of cars on state roads. Although GDOT is taking steps to reduce traffic congestion and improve road user safety by making intersection improvements, widening roadways, and installing more traffic lights, an over-burdened infrastructure continues to impact drivers across the state, increasing their chances of being involved in an accident.

Call Our Office Today for Legal Assistance 

Some car accidents cannot be avoided regardless of the steps that a conscientious driver takes. In these cases, accident victims should be sure to have a good understanding of the aftermath of such accidents and how they can prepare for an eventual legal claim. Having a legal representative on your side can make all the difference in the outcome of this type of case, so if you or a loved one were recently injured in a car accident in Georgia, don’t hesitate to reach out to the experienced Atlanta car accident lawyers at Shiver Hamilton Campbell for help. You can set up a free case review by calling our office at 404-593-0020 or by sending us an online message. Call or contact us online to get started on your case today.




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