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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.

 

 

Heads Up, Stay Safe! Contest Winners

In conjunction with the "Recognizing the Risk" program, Scholastic and Georgia DOT held 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.


2020-2021 School Year

2020-2021 Grand Prize Winner

GRAND PRIZE

Collision n’ Cars

7th Grade Students: Ariba Arif, Sara Mhoamed, Sara Mestrovac
Teacher: Fatimah Ismail
School: ILM Academy in Roswell, GA

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RUNNER UP

Survive the Drive

6th Grade Students: Safaa Bourqaddi and Sarah Zia
Teacher: Mehwish Azhar
School: ILM Academy in Roswell, GA

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2nd PLACE

Why Do People Drive Distracted

8th Grade Student: Brady Foil
Teacher: Ellie Dosch
School: Taylor Road Middle School in Johns Creek, GA

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3rd PLACE

Dangers and Risks

8th Grade Student: Jean Lee
Teacher: Ellie Dosch
School: Taylor Road Middle School in Johns Creek, GA

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2019-2020 School Year

2019-2020 Grand Prize

GRAND PRIZE

The Owl Oracle

6th Grade Students: Evan Cornish and Jacob Page
Teacher: Danielle Edge
School: Clarke Middle School in Athens, GA

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RUNNER UP

Heads Up, Stay Safe

8th Grade Students: Francisco Hernandez, Dayeon Nam, Victoria Mejia, Gabriela Rivero-Parra and Tri Duc (Steve) Tran
Teacher: Dr. Nathalie Guerin
School: Clarke Middle School in Athens, GA

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2nd PLACE

Minimize Distracted Driving and Walking to Save Lives

7th Grade Students: Connor Daniels, Kairi Hargrove, Matthew Dowdell and Natalee Clawson
Teacher: Bobbi Simmons
School: Camden Middle School in Kingsland, GA

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3rd PLACE

Distracted Driving Deaths in GA

6th Grade Students: Kate Ness, Tiger O’Neil and Charlotte Campbell
Teacher: Danielle Edge
School: Clarke Middle School in Athens, GA

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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.