Highway Safety

Georgia Tech is proud to announce the receipt of a $10,500 grant to participate in the Georgia Young Adult Program (GYAP) of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).  

The GOHS Young Adult Program addresses young adult driver crashes, injuries and fatalities and partners with colleges and universities throughout the state to implement the GYAP. This program has proven to be successful using strategies such as peer education, providing educational speakers to schools, and encouraging schools to develop creative, innovative techniques to reduce young adult crashes, injuries and fatalities in their communities.  

“The loss of one life on our roads is one too many, and the fact almost all fatal traffic crashes can be prevented is one reason why we are awarding this grant,” Allen Poole, Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety said.  “The target of zero traffic deaths in our nation is achievable, and we will continue to help develop and implement educational messages, enforcement campaigns, and other safety initiatives aimed at bringing us one step closer to our goal.” 

The GYAP supports programs at Georgia Tech, including (but not limited to) the following:  

  • Safe Spring Break:  Collaboration with campus and community partners to raise awareness of the importance of practicing safe spring break behaviors
  • Awareness Events: Health Initiatives outreach efforts which provide educational activities for students at various campus events utilizing the DUI simulator and the high-energy ThinkFast Trivia.
  • AlcoholEdu: Health Initiatives provides alcohol education to all incoming undergraduate and transfer students. Whether you drink or not, AlcoholEdu will empower you to make well-informed decisions about alcohol and help you better cope with the drinking behavior of your peers. 

The grant year for this award will be October 1 of 2020 to September 30 of 2021.  For more information on this grant program, contact GOHS at 404-656-6996 and for more information on GOHS and its other highway safety programs, visit www.gahighwaysafety.org.