Traffic Crashes: The #1 Killer of Teens

• 177 teens died in motor vehicle crashes in GA in 2006.

• 244 others died from crashes involving teen drivers in GA in 2006

• 3,490 young drivers died in 2006 nationwide, and 272,000 were injured.


If you are Involved in a Crash…

• Always stop at the scene
• “Steer it and Clear it”: Move accident vehicles out of traffic (Georgia Code 40-6-275)
• Assist the injured
• Report it to the police as quickly as possible.
• Exchange information; insurance, etc.
 

Work Zone Safety: “Slow Down. It Won’t Kill You.”

• 1,000 motorists die every year. 40,000 more are injured
• 3 out of 4 deaths are not workers, but motorists.
• Safety Tips

1. Slow Down!
2. Don’t Tailgate
3. Pay Attention to signs
4. Obey road crew flaggers
5. Stay alert
6. Expect the unexpected
 

Basic Safe Driving Tips

• Inspect your vehicle before operating
• Always wear your seat belt.
• Never drive impaired
• Obey posted speed limits
• On green, scan the intersection before proceeding.
• Know the rules for school buses.
 

“Know Before You Go”: www.georgia-navigator.com

• Color-Coded maps show real-time incidents and congestion, and construction
• Live camera images
• News and travel alerts
• My NaviGAtor-Receive traffic alerts via PDA, cell phone and email

My NaviGAtor and NaviGAtor to go

• Customize up to three personal traffic pages using cameras, message signs, trip time, and more.
• Get real-time traffic incident and construction alerts on any interstate or state route in Georgia
• Access the website from a web-enabled phone with NaviGAtor To Go
• For more information, click here.

H.E.R.O.s

• Patrol 30 routes on 280 miles of metro interstates daily

• Managed over 800,000 incidents since 1996 (94,000 in 2008)

• Trained as first responders, 360 hours in class, 200 hours on the road.

• Trucks carry medical bags, jumper cables, tire jacks and tow up to 80,000 lbs

• Click here to learn more.

511

• Free, real-time travel information from any phone, anwhere in Georgia

• Report an incident (statewide) or request HERO motorist assistance (metro Atlanta)

• Hear up-to-date traffic reports

• Get transit options like MARTA, Ridesharing, Amtrak, Greyhound

• Connect to airports in Atlanta or Savannah

• Get Georgia tourism information

• Transfer to surrounding states' 511 systems

• Speak to a live operator

• Visit 511ga.org to learn more

Teenage & Adult Driver Responsibility Act (TADRA)

• Established in GA in 1997 to educate young drivers

• Involves an intense, three-step education program

• Allows young drivers to gain more experience behind the wheel

• Joshua’s Law: All 16-year olds must complete an approved driver’s ed. Course and have 40 hours of supervised driving to get a license.

• 17-year olds must have 40 hours of supervision

Homecoming and Prom Night

• Don’t drive impaired or ride with someone who is. Call your parents instead.

• Start an “I promise” Program with your school where you pledge not to drink or use drugs and drive. Some schools even have a prize drawing for participants.

• Arrange for a limo to drive the group to the event and back, and arrange for a safe place to celebrate afterwards.


• Get involved with your school for planning safe driving initiatives.

 

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