Promoting Highway Safety on Campus

Georgia State Capitol

Lindsey Kehres

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety recently gave Georgia Southern University an $8,000 grant to participate in the Georgia Young Adult Program.

Originally established in 2000, the Georgia Young Adult Program (GYAP) has expanded to 14 universities with the hopes of educating students about the dangers of underage drinking, alcohol abuse, and driving under the influence.

With the help of the grant, GSU’s Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Programs will work to promote the “Safe Rides Save Lives” campaign. This campaign aims to discourage DUIs by organizing impaired driving prevention programs that utilize tools such as Fatal Vision Goggles and DUI simulators.

GYAP’s mission expands beyond just preventing DUI’s to include spreading awareness about various highway safety issues such as destructive decisions and innovative techniques to reduce young adult crashes, injuries, and fatalities in their community.

For more information on the Georgia Young Adult Program, go to: http://www.gahighwaysafety.org/campaigns/georgia-young-adult-program/