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Recognizing the Risks


Recognizing the Risk


Georgia DOT Partners with Scholastic in Georgia’s Schools

GDOT has joined with Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education, and media company on an educational initiative designed for today’s middle-school, pre-teens. This educational program, Recognizing the Risk, engages Georgia’s youth in learning about the dangers of distracted driving and walking.

GDOT is proud to be a partner in this crucial outreach expected to inspire positive social behaviors among youth before they get behind the wheel. Recognizing the Risk coincides with the GDOT Drive Alert Arrive Alive and See and Be Seen campaigns.

 

 
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Heads Up, Stay Safe! Contest

In conjunction with the "Recognizing the Risk" program, Scholastic and Georgia DOT is conducting a "Heads Up, Stay Safe" contest to help reduce distracted walking and driving by having students create their own advocacy magazine. Each four-page magazine includes a brief, informative article on distracted driving and/or walking along with images, facts, statistics, graphs and helpful tips members of the community can put to use immediately.

PRIZES
The grand prize-winning team will receive $150 total in gift cards and have their magazine printed by Georgia DOT. Their names will appear in the magazine and copies will be delivered to their school.

DEADLINE
January 14, 2022

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Please access Scholastic's Heads Up, Stay Safe webpage and complete the online form to enter the contest.

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Previous Winners

2020-2021 School Year
2019-2020 School Year



 

 

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Learn About Safety.  Become an Advocate.

Teachers across Georgia can now offer their students a number of classroom activities concerning the risks of distracted walking and driving.   Georgia DOT encourages students to join this effort by serving as a safety advocate.   See what the GDOT and Scholastic initiative will do for teachers, students and their families. Help us continue to make our streets and sidewalks safer for everyone.

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      By the Numbers

      People Who Died on GA Roads

      1,514

      fatalities on Georgia roads were attributed to distracted behavior in 2018.

      Pedestrians

      17%

      of fatalities due to distracted behavior were pedestrians.

       


      Safety is a Top Priority

      Georgia DOT is committed to preserving safety through a number of safety programs. Join us to help keep Georgia safe.