Campus News

Grant helps evaluate highway safety

A team of researchers in the College of Education’s department of health promotion and behavior has received a $75,900 grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs funded by the office.

GOHS is responsible for educating the public on traffic safety issues and facilitating the implementation of programs that reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities on Georgia roadways. GOHS has organized programs that are nationally renowned for their effectiveness, including Operation Zero Tolerance and Click It or Ticket.

The UGA evaluation team, led by project director Carol Cotton and former UGA professor Stuart Fors, will provide evaluation oversight for all GOHS 2003­-2004 grants.

The aim of the project is to review and analyze grantee effectiveness and, ultimately, determine the overall effectiveness of GOHS in managing more than 200 grant recipients.