Tue., December 18, 2012 8:43am
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 -- below the national average and below southeastern states.
Tue., December 11, 2012 9:40am
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety says the state is on track to experience an increase in fatalities for the first time in six years. If fatalities continue at their current rate, the state will surpass last year's total of 1,226 deaths on the roadways. Highway safety officials are urging motorists to take extra care this holiday season.
Tue., September 4, 2012 10:00am
Authorities said Tuesday 10 people died in traffic crashes across Georgia during the 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period. The Georgia State Patrol said the 10 people died in eight fatal crashes.
Mon., August 13, 2012 10:05am
Police in Savannah-Chatham County are launching a 90-day blitz to crack down on traffic violations starting Monday. Police Chief Willie Lovett has ordered every one of his marked patrol units to put a special focus on breaking traffic laws.
Tue., September 27, 2011 2:42pm
Georgia's 18,000 truckers could be allowed to haul more cargo if a proposal in Congress goes through. Some business groups and shippers are pushing a measure to let states raise truck weight limits from 80,000 to 100,000 lbs. Safety advocates says, Georgia had more than 3,500 truck-related fatalities from 1994 to 2009 and increasing truck weight limits wouldn't reduce those numbers.
Tue., February 8, 2011 12:28pm
A new state Department of Transportation program will now allow roadside signs to memorialize people killed in traffic accidents.