State Representative John Carson (R- Marietta), Chairman of the House Study Committee on Distracted Driving, recently announced the results of a new poll, which shows that nearly two-thirds of Georgia voters favor a hands-free driving law in Georgia. A total of 66.4 percent of Georgia voters support such a law, and 21.9 percent of Georgians […]Continue Reading →
FACT: Kids are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.
The phrase “Halloween danger” usually brings to mind images of dark nights and threats of spoiled candies—but many parents are unaware of the […]Continue Reading →
National Child Passenger Safety Week — September 2017
In the United States, motor vehicle–related injuries are a leading cause of death among children (1). In 2015, a total of 663 passenger-vehicle occupants aged ≤12 years died as a result of a crash (2), and nearly 132,000 were injured (1). Among the children who died in […]Continue Reading →
Did you know?
A a new study by Safe Kids Worldwide on unintentional injuries and deaths in children under 14 found nearly half of childhood deaths happen between May and August, with a spike in the rates of unintentional injuries and deaths in July.
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On Friday, June 23, 2017, Safe Kids Georgia held their quarterly Coalition Resource Meeting at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia. The Safe Kids Georgia team and fifteen of our Safe Kids Coalitions participated. During our quarterly meeting, our coordinators were able to share beneficial information along with recent successes.
A popular […]Continue Reading →
The Safe Kids Georgia team and a few of our co-workers from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta were happy to attend and support the press conference today at the State Capitol discussing the “Look Again” Campaign urging greater awareness to protect Georgia’s youngest citizens.
For the fourth consecutive year, Governor Nathan Deal, First Lady Sandra Deal, and […]Continue Reading →
For the second year in a row, Safe Kids Douglas hosted a car seat check the Saturday prior to Mother’s Day. Safe Kids Douglas hosts quarterly seat checks at the Douglas County Transportation Center, but this one is extra special with roses for all the mothers participating. Of the 11 seats checked on this day, only […]Continue Reading →
Did You Know?
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers, ahead of all other types of injury, violence, or disease.1 Every day, six teenagers are killed in a motor vehicle crash in the U.S.1 In 2015, teenagers 15-19 years of age accounted for 66% of motor vehicle deaths among children […]Continue Reading →
Last week our program coordinator and one of our interns took a trip to Emory’s downtown campus to attend a Brown Bag Lecture hosted by the Injury Prevention and Research Center at Emory (IPRCE). Deceptively titled, there were no brown bags present at this lecture — it must have been “Bring Your Own Bag”. Nevertheless, they […]Continue Reading →
Know the Facts
Drivers in their 20s are 24 percent of drivers in all fatal crashes, but are 27 percent of the distracted drivers and 33 percent of the distracted drivers that were using cell phones in fatal crashes. In 2015, there were 3,477 people killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. More than […]Continue Reading →