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By Carrie Teegardin, AJC staff writer
Plenty of Atlanta drivers speed through the South Georgia segment of I-75 on the way to Florida’s beaches.
But they might slow down if they knew what some health care workers call that portion of the interstate: “the corridor of death.” The stretch of road earned the name because people who get in car crashes in much of South Georgia are at least 50 miles from a trauma center – a hospital equipped to handle serious injuries.
Georgia voters will decide on Nov. 2 whether they want to add $10 to the cost of annual vehicle registrations to improve trauma services statewide. Hospitals, emergency services workers and public health officials say the $80 million that would be raised every year by passage of Amendment 2 is needed to save lives.
Everyone wants a fast response when they dial 911 for help, but selling the new $10 fee may be difficult. Some metro