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Number of Fatal accidents increased in Georgia

TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

Georgia Department of Transportation officials say they're concerned by an increase in traffic fatalities. 

So far this year 973-people have been killed in crashes on Georgia roads.

That's 122 more than this time last year.

"That 79 percent that drivers are distracted that really concerns me that I really concerns me that I want to get the message out. Look at the roadway be attentive, be a defensive driver. It may not be you that makes the mistake it may be the other driver that makes the mistakes," Chad Hartley said. 

GDOT officials say that 79-percent of all accidents are due to distracted drivers. 

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