Columbus is a city located in Muscogee County, Georgia. According to the US Census Bureau, the city has a population of 195,769 residents. How do those residents stack up when it comes to driving?
Based on recent statistics, Columbus residents are relatively safe behind the wheel.
In 2019, there were 20 traffic fatalities in Columbus. Three of those crashes were the result of drunk driving. In 2018, there were 18 fatal car crashes. Four of those crashes were caused by drunk driving.
Drunk driving is never anything to feel proud about. After all, drunk driving accounts for 28 percent of all traffic deaths in the US. But Columbus residents can feel proud about their low number of drunk driving incidents.
According to a 2019 WRBL news report, Columbus does have an issue with distracted driving. During December, there were 108 distracted driving citations given. There were 76 citations given for failing to wear a seatbelt, 12 for failing to have a license plate, and 136 for other miscellaneous citations.
Practicing safer driving habits can make Columbus roads safer. If you’ve received a traffic ticket, a defensive driving course is worth considering. It might get your ticket dismissed, and it will help strengthen your driving skills.