Fulton County has the largest population out of any other county in Georgia - with an estimated 1.1 million residents.
There are quite a few problematic roadways, as far as accidents go, but the number one deadliest intersection in Fulton County happens to be right in front of North Fulton Hospital at Hembree Road and Alpharetta Highway.
Other trouble areas in Fulton, according to the county's assistant director of transportation are:
- Flat Shoals Road at Old National Hwy
- Butner Road at Camp Creek Pkwy
- Cascade Road at Fulton Industrial Blvd.
- Butner Road at Campbellton Fairburn Road
- Bakers Ferry Road at Selig Drive
The Atlanta Regional Commission, which studies traffic patterns, suggested that individuals driving in the suburbs are generally moving faster than in the congested streets of downtown Atlanta - and more prone to accidents.
The ARC's hypothesis might just be correct, as data shows that the third leading cause of car accidents in these area are due to speeding.
In 2014, Fulton County saw 55,833 crashes on its roadways, with speeding being the second leading cause.
Speeding kills and we have to combat these startling statistics with safety on our roadways.
Here are a few tips to ensure your safety on the road:
- Drive defensively
- Wear your seatbelt
- Don't drink and drive
- Don't text and drive
- Don't speed
- Share the road
- Be courteous
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