Stephen Hasner | Car Accidents | November 7, 2018
Georgia is one of the most dangerous states for drivers, but officials have started a movement aimed at reducing traffic fatalities by 41 individuals each year. Unfortunately, between 2016 and 2017, the state failed to achieve this goal; however, the total number of fatalities did go down. According to a state report, in 2016, 1,561 traffic fatalities took place; whereas in 2017, that number decreased to 1,550, a total of eleven fewer fatalities.
In 2016, a NerdWallet analysis ranked Atlanta, Georgia, as the seventh most dangerous city for drivers in the United States. According to NerdWallet’s data, Atlanta experienced 10.7 traffic fatalities per 100,000 residents during 2015. Furthermore, a Channel 2 Action News Report indicated that 615 of Atlanta’s intersections were listed in at least two separate accident reports in 2015. As a driver in Georgia, you should be aware of the danger that driving in Atlanta poses.
The following intersections have proven to be some of the most dangerous in the city:
- Memorial Drive and North Hairston Road
- East Park Place and Stone Mountain Highway
- Covington Highway and Panola Road
- Cobb Place Blvd and Earnest Barrett Pkwy
- Jimmy Carter Blvd and Peachtree Industrial Blvd
- Bolton Road and Marietta Road
- Collier Road and Peachtree Road
- 14th Street and Peachtree Road
- Delmar Ave. and Delmoor Court
- Howell Mill Road and Chattahoochee Road
- North Druid Hills Road and Briarcliff Road
- Piedmont Road and Peachtree Road
- Habersham Road and West Paces Ferry Road
How to Handle Atlanta’s Most Dangerous Intersections
While you cannot always prevent an accident, you can take certain steps to minimize your risk. For example, you should try to avoid the above-listed dangerous Atlanta intersections if possible. If you must drive through them, remain alert and take extra precautions. For example, you should pay close attention to all traffic signs and signals, stay aware of the flow of traffic and merging vehicles, and always have a plan for how to avoid an accident if you encounter a distracted or unsafe driver. Prior to entering an unsafe intersection, you should mentally review all of the defensive driving techniques that you learned as a new driver.
Remember, the most important precaution that you can take to avoid an accident is to turn off and put away your cell phone until you have arrived at your destination.
The Worst Happened: You Were Hurt While Crossing One of Atlanta’s Most Dangerous Intersections. Now What?
Sometimes, no matter how carefully you drive, you may still be involved in an accident and sustain a serious injury. Whether your accident occurred in one of Atlanta’s most dangerous intersections or right in front of your own driveway, your first step should be to have everyone involved in the accident checked by a doctor. After receiving any necessary medical care, you should meet with your lawyer and determine whether you are eligible to seek compensation for your injuries.
Contact Hasner Law About Your Atlanta Traffic Accident
Hasner Law is a Georgia-based firm with over 70 years of legal experience. Our attorneys have represented numerous individuals in personal injury claims, and while we cannot guarantee a favorable result in your case, we can promise to fight for compensation for the full cost of your injuries. If you or a loved one have been involved in a traffic accident in Atlanta, call Hasner Law today at 678-888-4878 , or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.