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
Assist the injured
Report it to the police as quickly as possible.
Exchange information; insurance, etc.
Work Zone Safety: Slow Down. It Wont Kill You.
1,000 motorists die every year. 40,000 more are injured
3 out of 4 deaths are not workers, but motorists.
1. Slow Down!
2. Dont 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:
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Live camera images
News and travel alerts
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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
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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
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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
Joshuas Law: All 16-year olds must complete an approved drivers 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
Dont drive impaired or ride with someone who is. Call your parents
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
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.