Governor Nathan Deal recently announced the creation of the Governor’s Commission on Teen Driving. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) will spearhead the commission, choosing 15-20 teen drivers selected from applications. This new advisory groups will consist of Georgia teens who will help GOHS and state officials reduce the number of crashes, injuries, and deaths involving teen drivers.
Like a think tank, the Governor’s Commission on Teen Driving will help strategize the education and implementation of programs that ultimately help boost teen driving safety.
The Commission on Teen Driving will address major issues like texting while driving, distracted driving, and alcohol-related driving. As car crashes remain the number one cause of death for teenagers, the commission’s ultimate goal is to reduce this statistic for Georgia teens.
The recent passing of highway safety bill MAP-21 was the inspiration for this new commission. The bill calls for "funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs, and for other purposes."
This bill allows for more positive pressure to be put on teen driving programs. The commission is one of several projects that attempts to engage Georgia’s youth in driving safety programs.
Drivers between the ages of 15 and 19 are encouraged to apply- Commission on Teen Driving Application.
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