Produced by DCTV (DeKalb County Television) Channel 23, this Public Service Announcement highlights the importance of staying alert and safe while on the roads.
Additional Information: The DeKalb County Police Department, Special Operations Division, Traffic Section is dedicated to ensuring the safe travel of all motorists throughout unincorporated DeKalb County; whether by vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle or on foot.
In 2018, there were 45,529 motor vehicle accidents in DeKalb County; the most in metro Atlanta. Also, there were 92 fatalities, which was the second most in metro Atlanta (Atlanta-68, Cobb-52, Gwinnett-115). According to the CDC, 16-19-year-olds, face the highest risk of accidents of any age group—and are nearly three times more likely to be in a fatal crash than those age 20 and older. There are several reasons for this increased risk: lack of experience, risky driving behavior, distracted driving, and drugs and alcohol.
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