Clayton County is seeing an increase of car accidents over the years.
Recent data, according to the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, shows that in 2014 there were 12,397 total crashes, with 3,714 injuries and 21 deaths. In 2015, according to stats provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 25 deaths.
There could be a variety of reasons for these increases.
The Atlanta Regional Commission speculates that population increase and commute into regions of Atlanta play a role.
The daily vehicle miles traveled by Clayton County residents in 2015 was 8,363,208. According to the ARC, there is a continued increase of commuter traffic through suburban areas.
And here's a startling piece of information to consider:
Out of the 21 deaths that took place in 2014, over 42 percent of these passengers were not wearing a seatbelt!
Seatbelts could reduce risk of injury by 45 percent. Please, don't forget to buckle before you drive.
Here are some safety tips worth remembering:
- Don't speed
- Wear your seatbelt - always
- And put away all distractions
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