The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Safe Streets and Roads for All grant program has awarded $200,000 to Gwinnett County to improve road safety conditions. Gwinnett County will contribute an additional $50,000 toward their Countywide Safety Action Plan. With the focus on preventing roadway injuries and fatalities for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians, Gwinnett County will use the federal and local funds to improve upon the county’s roadway safety plan. (The Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Some Safety Facts
- According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, there were 22,044 total crashes in Gwinnett County in 2020, resulting in 8,451 injuries and 65 fatalities.
- The Georgia Department of Transportation reported that Gwinnett County had the second-highest number of fatalities among all counties in the state in 2019, with a total of 87 deaths resulting from 77 crashes.
- The top contributing factors for crashes in Gwinnett County include distracted driving, speeding, and impaired driving.
- In 2020, there were 1,263 pedestrian crashes in Georgia, with 198 of those occurring in Gwinnett County.
Please note that these statistics may have changed since my knowledge cutoff date and may not be representative of the current situation in Gwinnett County. For the latest and most accurate information, it’s best to consult with official sources and agencies.