As we wrap up the end of another great school year, we reflect with gratitude 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 children. Safe Kids Georgia/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta proudly serve as the state […]

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Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system — anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving (Source: NHTSA). Therefore, it comes as no surprise […]

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On March 10th, Safe Kids Savannah, led by the Dwaine & Cynthia Willet Children’s Hospital of Savannah hosted an awards event to recognize the students and staff of three local middle and high schools for their involvement with Teens in the Driver Seat®.

Among the schools that received recognition for their efforts were […]

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As an educator, we can image that your plate is filled with getting to know your new students and implementing new academic resources for your students.  This year, more school have a chance to infuse teen driving safety education through a peer-to-peer model.  Teens in the Driver Seat® is a peer-to-peer safety program for […]

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Last month, two high school students from Pepperell High School attended the Injury Prevention Day at the Georgia State Capitol. Eva Ellenburg and Kaitlyn Morgan have been dedicated student advocates of teen driving safety and active participants in the Teens in the Driver’s Seat® program. Currently, they hold leadership positions as Teen Advisory Board members […]

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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 […]

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Last week Safe Kids Georgia hosted two workshops in partnership with Teens in Driver Seat (TDS), based in Texas. In an effort to reach coordinators across the state, one workshop was held at the Macon Health Department and the other at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta offices.

Teens in […]

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Safe Kids Worldwide surveyed 1,000 teenagers ages 13 to 19 to explore teen safety in cars and find out why motor vehicle crashes are the number 1 killer of teens. Here are some of the statistics they found:

More than 50% of teens surveyed said they have seen a parent talking on the […]

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