Atlanta, Georgia – Car Wrecks in DeKalb County
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STATISTICS ABOUT THE ROADS ON THE DEKALB SIDE OF ATLANTA
Anybody who has driven much in Atlanta will agree that the traffic can
be quite heavy. Given how many cars are on the roads in Atlanta, we have
more accidents, with serious personal injuries and wrongful deaths as
a result, than anywhere else in the state.
In fact, Atlanta has fewer than 2000 miles of roads, but they bear a tremendous
amount of traffic each day.
Atlanta straddles Fulton and DeKalb counties. In DeKalb County, Atlanta
has 298.17 miles of roads. All but 1.61 miles of that amount are paved.
Unlike in most cities in the state, the State of Georgia maintains more
roads than the county and local city governments do. Georgia has 137.46
miles of roads on the DeKalb County side of Atlanta. DeKalb County adds
another 70.44 miles of county roads, and the City of Atlanta maintains
88.66 additional miles of city streets. The state has no unpaved roads
at all; DeKalb County maintains a small .68 miles of unpaved roads, and
Atlanta another .93 miles of unpaved streets. In total, the state has
control over 46.1% of the roads in Atlanta that are in DeKalb County,
DeKalb County maintains 23.9% of the roads as county roads, and the City
of Atlanta the final 30% of the total roads within the city limits.
As part of its recordkeeping, the Georgia Department of Transportation
tracks the roads in each Georgia city in two different ways. First, it
measures the total miles of roads within the city. Then the DOT makes
a separate calculation of the “lane mileage”, in which it
separately measures the miles in each lane and adds the numbers together.
The Atlanta city streets tend to be two-lane roads that have one lane
headed in each direction. The DeKalb County roads are not much wider,
averaging 2.26 lanes across. The Georgia state routes are very wide, however,
registering an average of 5.5 lanes across.
If you have serious injuries from a road wreck on Atlanta’s highways,
call the right attorney. Serious personal injuries wreak havoc on your
health, your job and your family. And if someone you love was killed in
a car crash, you know how your family has been devastated by what happened.
Get the right legal help for you.
Contact The Wallace Law Firm, LLC today.