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A new program in the state is focused on educating Georgia students about road safety.

A new program in the state is focused on educating Georgia students about road safety. This free partnership with the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) and We Are Teachers will launch the free K-12 Car and Road Safety Program, which will discuss the importance of road safety whether passengers are in a car, riding a bike, or walking.

“We believe in the power of education to save lives,” said Russell R. McMurry, P.E., Commissioner at the Georgia Department of Transportation. “By equipping our young people with the knowledge and skills they need to stay safe on the road, we are investing in their futures and the safety of our communities.”

This five-year program will offer ready-to-use classroom resources developed by an advisory group of Georgia educators to develop a plethora of resources. Students will be introduced to activities such as activity books, classroom posters, detailed lesson plans, interactive activities, virtual field trips, a driving game, and online quizzes, all focused on road safety. The advisory group of teachers used comprehensive research and interviews to make sure the materials aligned with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) standards.

“Our goal was to create engaging, practical resources that teachers want to use and students enjoy,” said Hannah Hudson, editorial director of We Are Teachers. “With the insight from local educators, we’ve developed a program that truly speaks to the needs of Georgia’s teachers and students.”

This program hopes to build a foundation of road safety awareness from an early age and is now available to all K-12 schools across Georgia.

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