Georgia gets green rating for auto safety

A highway safety report released this week by a national drivers watch dog group gives Georgia a green, or overall high rating, for its driver safety laws.

The group, called Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, is an alliance of top consumer and safety paired with national medical and insurance companies. Georgia's score for traffic safety laws was among the top three states in the country.

Each year the alliance rates each state based on its adoption of 15 essential highway safety laws. These include statutes covering impaired driving, teen driving, child passenger safety, booster seat use, mandatory motorcycle helmet use and safety belt use and enforcement.

This year, the Roadmap to State Highway Safety Laws report ranks Georgia as one of only 17 states "showing significant advancement toward adopting all of the Advocates' recommeneded optimal laws."