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Why Are There So many Traffic Accidents in Augusta GA?

Avoiding traffic accidents around Augusta, Evans, Grovetown, Martinez in GA these days requires a lot of caution as described by many drivers working for Augusta Taxi Company. Many customers are calling for Taxi Cabs to avoid accidents around Augusta in Richmond County especially, so we encourage them to call us at 7065131584 or make online reservation.

In 2022, there were 1588 fatal accidents in State of Georgia with 1730 people killed. Nearly 125,000 people were recorded as injured. This deadly trend continued in 2021. Baltimore, Maryland, ranks as the city with the most automobile accidents in the US. Drivers in Baltimore average one collision every 4.19 years, and there are 38.58 hard-breaking occurrences per 1,000 miles compared to the national average.

Here in Georgia, early estimates show there were 1,776 traffic fatalities. In average, Augusta GA alone has 7000 to 10000 accidents per year. Which state has least car accidents? The states with the lowest number of fatal car accidents are also some of the least populated, and are: Washington, D.C.: 36 deaths out of 34 accidents. Alaska: 53 deaths out of 64 accidents. Vermont: 62 deaths out of 58 accidents. Rhode Island: 67 deaths out of 66 accidents. Hawaii: 85 deaths out of 81 accidents.

A driver recently who was affected by carless drivers asked the question "When are they going have police out on these roads folks out here driving like they don’t care about your life or theirs. I’m need them to do something about that. I almost got ran off the road because the lane I was in was closing and I was trying to get over but the person behind me sped up and wouldn’t move over for me and it was a semi behind them. These roads are death traps not to mention further down the road another car sped up and was switching lanes like a mad man Update: someone please tag Roundtree(Richmond County Sheriff) because this is getting out of hand with how these people driving Ps why years back there were a police posted on the roads now I barely see any"

American communities are less safe today than they were many years ago. Crime rates have surged since “defund the police” became a rallying cry. It’s no coincidence that cities that have slashed their police budgets have seen huge increases in violence. Augusta GA in Richmond County is not excluded in this problem. The crime surge is real, and it is frightening. Statistics and percentages can seem abstract, but there are people behind every one of those crimes. People whose lives have been cut short or ravaged by violence. People whose sense of safety has been destroyed.

Whenever there are traffic accidents, family disputes, gun shot, crime scenes or any aggravated assaults, Police are always first responders to call to help. These are people with children, spouses just like many of us. All outcries to defund Police have led to loss of interest by many qualified candidates that could do the job. There are less Police Officers and those available have too much to handle while doing their best, and for any little conflict between the Police and citizens, the law enforcement officers are always mostly blamed for their actions. So it is understandable why many individuals do not have interest in the job anymore and let's give honor to those of them still doing the job to keep us safe. Until then, we can only hope for better.

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