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Teens in the Driver Seat: 2018-2019 Year in Review
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As we wrap up the end of another great school year, we reflect on the collaboration between the Georgia Department of Transportation and Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Teens in the Driver Seat® has developed a national reach of more than 1.3 million youth and Safe Kids Georgia/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta serve as the state partner to promote the expansion of this program to schools in Georgia.
This school year, nearly 90 middle and high schools participated in Teens in the Driver Seat peer-led activities in Georgia. The program is 100% free (thanks to the support of Georgia Department of Transportation) with educational resources delivered right to the school to educate, empower and encourage safe driving and traffic safety. Georgia schools have the opportunity to compete for the TDS All-Stars Awards, the premiere incentives that offer eligibility of funding and cash prizes for the top schools.
Check out some of the outstanding state-wide success over the 2018-2019 school year:
- 88 school participants across 48 counties.
- Middle school impact soared with a noticeable increase in registered schools than in previous years.
- 11 of the 19 high risk teen crash counties had participating schools
- Over 80% of third-year eligible schools came back to further their engagement
- 12 Teen Advisory Board members are now advocating for teen driving safety across the state.
- Students from Pepperell High School, who hold positions on the TDS Teen Advisory Board, attended Injury Prevention Day at the Georgia State Capitol. Click here to read more about this event.
- Governor Kemp presented a proclamation declaring May 2019 as Teens in the Driver Seat Safety Awareness Month. Click here to read more about this event.
We look forward to another great year in offering Teens in the Driver Seat® to schools across the state!