Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death and injury among most age groups in the US.  With a combined strategy of education, enforcement, engineering and emergency services, many traffic-related deaths and injuries are being prevented.  The motor vehicle death rate per vehicle mile traveled is declining and is now at an all-time low.

Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute

FACS Extension, with support from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, operates the Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute (GTIPI).  In collaboration with many other organizations and agencies, GTIPI provides prevention education targeting three areas:

  • Child passenger safety
  • Teen driving safety
  • Senior driving safety

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Child Passenger Safety

Ensuring safe travel for young children can be confusing and overwhelming.  We can help you sort out the choices in child safety seats, their recommended use, and all the relevant policies and laws.  In addition, we can help you earn national certification as a Child Passenger Safety Technician.

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Teen Driving Safety

One of the most effective strategies for ensuring safer teen driving is for teens and parents to have a clear understanding of the process of learning to drive.  Through guided parent-teen discussions, expectations, responsibilities and consequences are clarified.  We can also guide you through Georgia’s graduated teen driving license process.

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Senior Driving Safety

On a per vehicle mile traveled basis, seniors are some of the safest drivers on the road.  As the physical and cognitive changes of aging create limitations, however, we can help seniors stay safe with some basic adjustments in their vehicles and driving patterns.

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