Gray Highway in Macon has seen its share of accidents over the years, but 2011's numbers may shock you. From Spring street on Riverside drive to the Macon city limit sign, accidents have been on the rise. Lt. Wilton Collins of Macon's traffic division says most of the accidents that happen on Gray Highway are from people driving too fast for the conditions or following too close behind another vehicle. Lt. Collins says the public's safety and enforcing the speed limit is the traffic divisions top priority.
"Just be aware, slow down, drive carefully, wear your seat belt, when you see us don't think we are out there to try to boost our income or out there trying to because we get points or that we have a quota that we have to hit. No, I don't get paid anymore money regardless of how many tickets are written down here. We try to keep you alive", said Lt. Wilton Collins.
According to the traffic engineering department for macon, in 2011 there were a total of 170 accidents on Gray highway. 79 people were injured. 114 accidents occurred during the day, and there were a total of 50 accidents at the intersection of Gray highway and Shurling drive. Even with 170 accidents on gray highway, there were no fatalities to report in 2011.