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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The beginning of the school year is right around the corner! This is always an exciting time for both parents and kids.  

The days and weeks leading up to the first day are full of preparation- shopping for school supplies, meeting new teachers, and navigating new schedules. Make a safety central part […]

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Reduce the number of deaths from heatstroke by remembering to ACT.

Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving a child alone in a car, not even for a minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when you’re not inside so kids don’t get in on their own.  Create reminders. Keep a stuffed animal or other memento […]

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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 […]

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May 2019 declared Teens in the Driver Seat Safety Awareness Month

Douglas County High School is in its third year of being a Teens in the Driver Seat® school, and this week Governor Brian Kemp presented a proclamation declaring May 2019 as Teens in the Driver Seat Safety Awareness Month while honoring Safe Kids Georgia […]

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At Safe Kids we know there are many great reasons to ride your bike – it offers fun, freedom, and exercise, and it’s good for the environment – and we encourage kids and families to ride as much as possible.

During National Bike Month, help us spread the word about bike safety by […]

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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month!

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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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The importance of seat belt usage is certainly something that every teen and even adult should take seriously. In collaboration with our partners at Teens in the Driver’s Seat® last semester students across the state had the opportunity to take part in the 6th annual Zero Crazy activity to increase seat belt use around their […]

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Distracted Drivers and Pedestrians Keep an eye out for distracted pedestrians and drivers who may not be paying attention to you, especially when backing out of parking spaces. Shopping center parking lots are busier during the holidays Remind your teen driver to be extra alert during this holiday season, when conditions are more challenging even […]

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