Pedestrian Roadway Deaths Continue to Climb in Georgia

Pedestrian Roadway Deaths Continue to Climb in Georgia

Walking is a healthy and convenient way to get around many parts of Georgia. Even if you usually drive or take public transportation, a significant stretch at the beginning or end of your journey is likely to take place on foot. The popularity and necessity of walking makes it all the more upsetting to watch the reports of pedestrian deaths become ever more frequent. According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, pedestrian fatalities climbed 9.5% nationally and 18.4% in Georgia from 2014-2015, reaching levels not seen since before 2008. Worse still, hit-and-run has been on the rise both locally and nationally, with Georgia becoming the 4th most dangerous state for hit-and-run, according to a study by AAA. How to Protect Yourself The National…