In 2006, 515 people died on Georgia county roads compared to 418 on interstates and city streets combined.
Non-interstate state routes and county roads have much higher fatality rates than interstates.
VMT on county roads has increased 14% from 2000 to 2006 while fatalities have increased by 16%. No other road classification has seen that large of an increase in VMT or fatalities.
Table shows Georgia’s 159 counties grouped into ‘urban,’ ‘suburban,’ and ‘rural’ categories based upon population.
Fatalities almost evenly distributed among three categories.
While only 18% of the Georgia population lives in the 107 rural counties, 32% of fatalities occur there.
On average, rural counties characterized by very high fatality rates, but relatively low crash rates.
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