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Clayton State University Receives $7,000 grant for young adult driver’s safety program

Clayton State NewsDecember 14, 2020

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Clayton State University has received a $7,700 grant to participate in the Georgia Young Adult Program of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. 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 program at Clayton State University coordinates events such as the Arrive Alive DUI simulators and programmatic events around occasions such as National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, spring break, graduation, 4/20 and in collaboration with Housing and Residence Life, Public Safety and Counseling and Psychological Services.

The grant year for this award is Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 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.