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UGA Traffic Injury Prevention Institute awarded grant for education programs

UGA’s Traffic Injury Prevention Institute has been awarded a $640,000 grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to continue its statewide education programs.

The Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute, or GTIPI, has partnered with GOHS for the past 27 years in designing and delivering education that improves driver and passenger safety across the lifespan.

Through last year’s grant award, the institute will offer four different training and community education initiatives: the National Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification Program, Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error), CarFit for senior drivers and the Online Safety Store.

Each program area delivers adult education for consumers, safety professionals and community volunteers to address the most common causes of traffic injuries and fatalities for target age groups. GTIPI also serves as a statewide resource for answering consumer questions about safer travel.