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Dawson County number one in district for teenage road fatalities
GDOT, public works talk roads at chamber luncheon
Roads update pic
Dawson County Public Works Director David McKee and Georgia Department of Transportation District Traffic Engineer Sue Anne Decker talk roads safety and county roads projects at an April 12 Dawson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. - photo by Allie Dean
At a recent Dawson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, local roads officials brought attendees up to speed on county and state projects to help ease traffic, improve road conditions and reduce roads fatalities. Sue Anne Decker, district traffic engineer with the Georgia Department of Transportation Gainesville office, spoke about GDOT’s “Drive Alert Arrive Alive” campaign, which has recently been revamped as the number of fatalities on Georgia roads increased 32 percent over the past three years. Decker said Dawson County is number one in GDOT’s 21-county District One for roads fatalities between the ages of 15 and 19.