Four Columbus high schools receive highway safety grant

Four Columbus high schools receive highway safety grant

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has awarded a $2,500 highway safety grant to four high schools in the Muscogee County School District.

The award is a part of a continuous program to involve students in efforts to reduce injuries and death of young drivers. The money can be used to enhance existing SADD chapters and to help reduce teen driver fatalities.

Participants in organizations like Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) can make a life or death difference. The GOHS believes that input from students on solutions may help alleviate the problem of teen driving fatalities in Georgia.

Here are the following schools that received the highway safety grant:

  • Carver High School
  • Early College
  • Hardaway High School
  • Kendrick High School

Teen drivers represent a disproportionate number of drivers involved in crashed that involve injuries and deaths on Georgia's roadways.

The MCSD SADD chapters plan to conduct seat belt checks and driving simulations in partnership with the Columbus Police Department, prom campaigns and other highway safety activities using grant funds.

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