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College of Public Health receives renewal grant for safer roads program

For the sixth consecutive year, researchers from the College of Public Health’s department of health promotion and behavior will evaluate the effectiveness of law enforcement-focused educational programs designed to reduce morbidity and mortality on Georgia roads.

Led by principal investigator and faculty member Carol Cotton, the Traffic Safety Research and Evaluation Group will systematically review and analyze grantee effectiveness and ultimately determine the overall efficiency of the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in managing hundreds of grantees. The $307,400 grant, recently received from GOHS, brings the total grant award to TSREG to $2.1 million for this ongoing project.

The team also will evaluate an innovative regional data collection initiative, provide technical assistance to GOHS grantees, evaluate surveys of Georgia drivers’ knowledge and attitudes about GOHS initiatives, and evaluate the GOHS annual statewide seat belt survey.