GDOT urges driver and riders to 'Drive Alert, Arrive Alive'

- The Georgia Department of Transportation is working hard on its campaign Drive Alert, Arrive Alive, but it's noticed some dangerous trends from 2017's crash numbers.

More than 1,500 people died on Georgia's roads last year.

That number is barely down from the year before and averages more than four deaths a day.

Of the people killed, the reports show 56 percent were not wearing their seatbelt.

The agency worries that the popularity of ride-share services has some passengers forgetting to buckle up.

The other scary statistic is that 44 percent of wrecks are single-vehicle crashes where drivers ran off the road, hit an object, or just lost control.

Single vehicle crashes are generally tied to distracted driving.

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