Governor asks teens to help him develop traffic safety strategyGov. Nathan Deal wants to reduce the number of highway crashes, injuries and deaths involving teen drivers in our state. As he plans a strategy, he is doing something smart. He’s establishing a Governor’s Commission on Teen Driving, a group made up of teens from around Georgia.
In recent years, lawmakers have passed the no-texting while driving and other laws aimed at reducing accidents involving teen drivers. But there are still too many such accidents.
Deal is wise to involve the teens in his new push to reduce accidents. He wants 15-20 teen drivers selected for the group from applications. A deadline of Sept. 20 has been set for teens to apply. Teens interested in applying can contact the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety at 404-656-6996.
Those selected for the commission will prepare a report advising Deal and other safety officials “in developing a state strategy, using non-traditional methods, to educate teen drivers on the risks and consequences of behaviors like texting and driving, distracted driving and alcohol-impaired driving.”
Help our governor and public safety officials address this important issue.