Georgia DOT Helps Start Youth Road Safety Program

The Georgia Department of Transportation and “We Are Teachers,” a national educational media organization, recently launched a comprehensive “Car and Road Safety Program” for school students from kindergarten through 12th grade.

[Above image by Georgia DOT]

The two organizations said this new program aims to educate Georgia’s youth about the importance of road safety, whether they are passengers in a car, riding a bike, or walking.

Provided free of charge by Georgia DOT, the new program offers ready-to-use classroom resources designed to instill vital road safety skills in students from a young age.

These resources include road safety activity books for grades three through five, classroom posters, detailed lesson plans for all grades, interactive activities, a virtual field trip across Georgia, an engaging driving game, and informative “Kahoot” quizzes.

Russell McMurry. Photo by the Georgia DOT.

“We believe in the power of education to save lives,” explained Russell McMurry, commissioner of the Georgia DOT, in a statement.

“By equipping our young people with the knowledge and skills they need to stay safe on the road, we are investing in their futures and the safety of our communities,” he said.

The Georgia DOT and “We Are Teachers” collaborated closely with an advisory group of eight to 10 Georgia educators to develop those youth-focused road safety materials.

That process, which included comprehensive research and interviews, ensured the resources are not only high-quality but also align with the Georgia Department of Education standards.

“Our goal was to create engaging, practical resources that teachers want to use and students enjoy,” said Hannah Hudson, editorial director of “We Are Teachers.” “With the insight from local educators, we’ve developed a program that truly speaks to the needs of Georgia’s teachers and students,” she noted.

Related articles