Macon is a consolidated city-county located in Georgia. Officially, because of the consolidation, the city’s name is Macon-Bibb County. Macon is also in the center of Georgia, which is why it’s sometimes called The Heart of Georgia. While Macon is the center of Georgia, the state is at the center of another subject.
A 2020 study by QuoteWizard found that Georgia has some of the worst drivers in the US. The findings of this study were based upon the following: how many accidents occurred in the state, how many speeding tickets were issued, how many DUIs occurred, the number of non-speeding traffic violations, and the number of traffic fatalities. According to the study, Georgia drivers ranked highly across the board.
The Georgia Department of Transportation also reported that 2020 was a deadly year for Georgia. In 2019, 1502 people died because of traffic fatalities. But in early 2020, 1600 people had already died from traffic fatalities.
Because of the pandemic, traffic on Georgia highways was reduced by up to ten percent. So, the increase in accidents and fatalities were a shock to law enforcement. Speeding was a main problem on Georgia highways, followed by texting while driving.
If you’ve avoided an accident, then consider yourself lucky. But if you’ve received a ticket, you might want to enroll in a defensive driving course. The course can possibly get your ticket dismissed. Taking a defensive driving course is also a good way to improve your driving.