Study Ranks Atlanta Roads as the Deadliest in Georgia

Atlanta has13 of the deadliest roads in Georgia.

Amanda Cooper
April 16, 2018 - 6:10 pm

 According to a recent study, Georgia’s deadliest stretch of road is on I-20 in Atlanta.  The AJC reported that the federal Fatality Analysis Reporting System used data from 2013, 2014 and 2015, in addition to U.S. Census numbers.The study only includes stretches where at least five fatal crashes occurred within 2½ miles of each other. 

The report also stated that Atlanta contained 13 of the deadliest stretches of the road including six of the top 10 spots out of the 57 listed in the study.  A stretch of Old National Highway topped the list of crashes and fatalities, with 12 each, but the I-20 section had more deadly accidents per mile.  The second most deadly stretch was on I-75 in Kennesaw with an average of 4.65 fatal crashes per mile.

With those parameters, they found that 427 fatal crashes occurred on 277 miles of Georgia road.  In those crashes, 460 people died.