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November 24, 2003

 (Atlanta-AP) -- A new survey shows 78 percent of drivers in metro Atlanta go faster than 70 miles an hour.

The survey by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows 20 percent of drivers in metro Atlanta exceed 80 miles an hour. Institute spokesman Russ Rader says drivers will go even faster if there's a perception it's unlikely they will get a ticket.

 The study also found that speeding is a cause of almost a third of all highway fatalities. The institute has conducted the survey for 20 years.

You can view the survey here in .PDF format.

posted at 10:40AM by dave.miller@walb.com

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