Ga. monitoring methods to stop wrong-way drivers

Published On: Jan 04 2013 11:28:54 AM EST

3. Several police blunders have plagued the investigation. Botha initially said the two witnesses who heard screaming from Pistorius' house on the night of the killing were 600 meters away. He later changed the distance to 300 meters. Other admissions: Investigators missed a spent bullet in the toilet and didn't take pictures of a box of bullets but snapped photos of Pistorius' medals.

ATLANTA -

After a series of violent wrong-way collisions in metro Atlanta last year, Georgia highway engineers are monitoring results of a new radar system in Texas designed to detect wrong-way drivers and alert police.

Georgia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jill Goldberg says the agency is awaiting results of a study in Texas, where several interchanges have been equipped with radar to detect wrong-way drivers and alert authorities. Similar technology has been deployed in the Milwaukee area.

The National Transportation Safety Board said in a December report that states have identified effective measures to counter wrong-way driving, but there's limited federal guidance on using proven strategies to prevent it.

The NTSB found that, on average, 360 lives are lost each year in wrong-way collisions and about 60 percent of the crashes involve alcohol.

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