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$230K Traffic safety grant awarded to UGA College of Public Health to reduce rural fatality rates

Athens-Clarke County Police Department

The Traffic Safety Research and Evaluation Group at the University of Georgia College of Public Health has been awarded a $230,666.19 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

This funding will support the evaluation of all 109 GOHS grantees, maintenance of Georgia's roadway fatalities database, and an annual Preliminary Fatality Report. The grant will also facilitate a rural road evaluation and a statewide assessment of attitudes toward risky driving behaviors like speeding and distracted driving.

Allen Poole, Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, emphasized the importance of safe driving behaviors to achieve zero traffic deaths. TSREG's Director, Heather Padilla, expressed excitement about partnering with GOHS to address the higher rate of motor vehicle fatalities in rural areas.

The grant period spans from October 1, 2023, to September 30, 2024, aligning with TSREG's mission to analyze and enhance traffic safety programs at various levels. For additional information, contact GOHS at 404-656-6996 or visitwww.gahighwaysafety.org.

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