Ga. road deaths drop 5th straight year

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ATLANTA   — 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.

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mc 12/25/11 - 02:44 pm
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This is good news. But I'm

This is good news. But I'm inclined to say this is because of safer automobiles and not peoples driving. I'm on I-20 everyday and I'm always in someones way. Even driving 5mph over the speed limit. Can't seen to figure that one out. Have a great holiday season and be safe.

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Riverman1 12/25/11 - 03:56 pm
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It looks like Georgia State

It looks like Georgia State Patrol cutbacks have not affected the fatality rate.

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itsanotherday 12/25/11 - 04:34 pm
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mc, ur probably right. Safer
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mc, ur probably right. Safer cars and better compliance using seatbelts.

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Richmnd Cty Votr 12/25/11 - 08:22 pm
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Safer cars and I also believe

Safer cars and I also believe the lack of RAIN on the roads is also a HUGE factor for the decrease. Thanks to the GEO ENGINEERING of our weather, the Insurance companies will reap large profits.

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Riverman1 12/25/11 - 09:12 pm
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RichmondCtyVor, well, yeah,

RichmondCtyVor, well, yeah, for whatever reason fatal accidents are down. Don't get mad at insurance companies. It could be their emphasis on safe driving has contributed to the improvement. Profit motive works better than ANYTHING.

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