Clayton State University is the recipient of a $6,700 grant to participate in the Georgia Young Adult Program of the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. The University has earned the grant annually for the last three years.
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 Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. “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 program at Clayton State University has coordinated events such as the Arrive Alive Tour, National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, and 420 Fest in collaboration with Housing and Residence Life and Counseling and Psychological Services.
The grant year for this award will be Oct. 1, 2019 to Sept. 30, 2020.
For more information on GOHS and its other highway safety programs, visit www.gahighwaysafety.org.