Georgia 3rd strictest state on reckless drivers

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Before you have a drink and get behind the wheel this weekend think about a new report that shows Georgia is the third strictest state on high-risk drivers.

Wallet Hub studied DUI penalties, DUI prevention, speeding enforcement, reckless driving penalties, and average insurance cost increase for violators.

They said, overall, Georgia trailed only Arizona and Alaska when dealing with high-risk drivers.

One officer said efforts, such as The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign and a new law prohibiting young drivers from using cell phones behind the wheel, make us safer.

But he said there are still too many people who aren't careful enough when they drive.

"There's families out here driving around, folks travel at night, they travel during the day. The drunk drivers they don't care about them families but they need to start sharing the road and take responsibility," said Dougherty County Heat Officer Dorian Hall.

That Wallet Hub study ranked Georgia second in DUI Penalties.

Our lowest ranking was 32nd for speeding enforcement.

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