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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 question that you still need answered: Is your next Uber or Lyft ride considered to be your taxi cab? The answer is no! Uber and Lyft are considered to be Rideshare Services defining this as “any person or entity that uses a digital network or internet network to connect passengers to ride share drivers for the purpose of prearranged transportation for hire or for donation.” What does this mean for you? This means your child is not exempt from the child restraint law; taxi cabs and public transit vehicles are the only vehicles exempt from this law. So, next time you request your Uber or Lyft, grab your child’s passenger safety seat and keep them safe during your ride!
Note: this information was provided by the Georgia Department of Public Health, they can be contacted at 404-463-1487 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
As we finish our first year and move into our next, Teens in the Driver Seat (TDS) is hosting two workshops in collaboration with Safe Kids Georgia Coordinators around the state. Stacey Tisdale, of TDS will lead these workshops.
Safe Kids Augusta announced at Friday’s meeting that five Columbia County schools will be implementing TDS this coming fall! From our Safe Kids Augusta coordinator, Renee McCabe, we were able to learn that persistence is key in implementing this nationally recognized peer-to-peer program.
Teens in the Driver Seat is an award-winning peer-to-peer program for high school and junior high aged youth. Teens help shape the program and are responsible for implementing it and educating their peers and parents.