Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Georgia is a state in the southeast United States of America and is known for its southern charm and peaches. As of 2015, Georgia had a state population of 10,214,860 people. The population of Georgia has been slowly increasing over the past 10 years. In 2005, the state had a population of 9,072,576, over the next 5 years the population jumped to 9,687,653. As population increases, the number of traffic accidents in the state is also expected to increase.
In 2015, the state of Georgia had 1,327 recorded fatal traffic accidents in which 1,430 people killed. When discussing statistics based on large numbers, such as the population of a state, it makes it easier to compare multiple states when you speak in term of deaths per 100,000 residents of the state. During 2015, Georgia had a death rate of 14.0 deaths caused by traffic accidents out of every 100,000 people. This number is higher than the national average rate in 2015, which were 10.9, deaths per 100,000 people. This rate has increased since 2010. The number of fatal traffic accidents, during 2010, in Georgia was 1,148. These fatal accidents resulted in the deaths of 1,244 people, which means that the death rate caused by moving vehicles in 2010 was 12.8 deaths per 100,000 people.
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable roadway users and are far too often killed in crashes. In fact, 193 pedestrians died in Georgia in one year alone. These deaths accounted for 13 percent of the total number of lives lost to traffic crashes in 2015. In 2010, the number of pedestrian lives lost was only marginally smaller, with 168 deaths, accounting for 14 percent of the traffic accident deaths that year. In the past 5 years, the number of people who were killed walking to work or school, jogging across town, and even standing in line for a bus, has remained fairly consistent.