“Almost two-thirds of teen fatalities in our state aren’t buckled up,” Jones said. “PRIDE trains instructors how to deliver safe driving tools to their community. PRIDE helps parents make it through the process of their teen getting a license without ‘losing their cool’ and helps teens learn how to avoid crashes.” Law enforcement, emergency medical services, health departments, Cooperative Extension educators and fire departments across the state participate in GTIPI’s training and distribute educational materials. Onsite training is conducted at GTIPI’s facilities in Conyers as well as regional locations across the state. GTIPI’s course, “Georgia Teens Ride with PRIDE” is for parents and their new teen drivers. For more information, see http://www.ridesafegeorgia.org or call GTIPI at (678) 413-4281, or toll free at (800) 342-9819. “Even though child safety seats are used by parents more than 90 percent of the time, four out of five seats are installed incorrectly,” said Frankie Jones, GTIPI’s director. “The CPST certification qualifies volunteers to teach parents how to do it right.” Parents and young children benefit from safety professionals and volunteers who achieve national certification in the 32-hour Child Passenger Safety Technician training. GTIPI has four main training and community education initiatives: Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification, Georgia Teens Ride with PRIDE (Parents Reducing Incidents of Driver Error), CarFit and the Online Safety Store. Each area is designed to reach target age groups or address a critical traffic safety issue. By Andrew TurnageUniversity of GeorgiaThe University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute has been awarded an $836,470 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to continue its education and training programs in the areas of passenger safety education, young and senior driver education and community programming. Designed for mature drivers, CarFit helps seniors stay behind the wheel longer and more safely. “CarFit is a non-threatening way to educate seniors about how to stay safe and comfortable in their car,” Jones said. The Online Safety Store is the primary source statewide for print and electronic traffic safety resources for consumers, educators and professionals. GTIPI manages distribution of materials from the GOHS website, www.georgiahighwaysafety.org. For 24 years, GTIPI has assisted the GOHS in meeting congressional requirements by designing and delivering education that improves safety while traveling in a vehicle. The institute has been a leading resource in traffic safety education in Georgia.
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Last Updated: 10th September, 2019 18:02 IST Dutee Chand Elated After Her Selection In The Doha World Championship Dutee Chand, an Indian Professional Sprinter, on Tuesday announced that she has been selected in the 25-member national team for the Doha World Championship Written By Prachi Mankani 11 months ago Nawazuddin Siddiqui: The Best Movies Of The ‘Sacred Games’ Actor COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US Adding to her statements she mentioned that the problem will come and go in the future, nobody can take guarantee that. But I think there won’t be any problem. If it won’t happen, I’ll be able to focus more on my training. My focus is on Olympics 2020 (to be held in Tokyo). I am training to qualify and participate in the Olympics,” she added.READ | Steve Smith underlines greatness with Old Trafford double centuryHima Das finds a spot in the Relay SquadThe World Under-20 400m champion, Hima Das is also slated to participate in the women and mixed 4x400m squad for the World Championships. However, the 19-year old injured herself in the Asian Games last year and her participation hinges on her recovery from the longstanding back injuryShe will be monitored right till the eve of the relay events at the Doha World Championships starting later this month and the decision will be taken based on the feedback from sports medicine experts monitoring her.READ | Misbah-ul-Haq emerges frontrunner for Pakistan’s head coach roleREAD | Dutee Chand thanks MEA S Jaishankar after visa gets approved for World Athletics Championships(With Inputs from ANI) First Published: 10th September, 2019 15:57 IST WE RECOMMEND 1 year ago National Sports Awards: Deepa Malik to Jadeja, full list of winners WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV 1 year ago Mamata assails BJP, says should not dream of ruling West Bengal Indian Professional Sprinter, Dutee Chand on Tuesday announced that she has been selected to represent the country in the 25-member squad for Doha World Championship, which will take place on September 27.Chand took to Twitter and expresses her delight- READ | Steve Smith extends lead over Virat Kohli in ICC Test rankings’Problems will come and go’ says Dutee ChandThe ace sprinter has been in commendable form, fueling her to win a Gold medal in the World University Games in Napoli earlier this year. Dutee Chand bagged the gold for her phenomenal 100m run in 11.32 seconds in the tournament. Notably, she also holds the 100m national record with 11.24 seconds.Apart from her professional achievements, the 23-year-old had made news headlines at the beginning of the year after she revealed that was in a same-sex relationship. Speaking about the same she said- FOLLOW US 1 year ago PM Modi: Maj Dhyan Chand mesmerised world with fitness & hockey skills “This is my personal matter. I am sure everything will be fine in a month or two. On the international level, there are several athletes (who are in a same-sex relationship). To live, everybody needs a partner who understands your heart. We like each other so we decided to live together. She gives me motivation for my sport. My focus on sports will be intact”. 1 year ago Ellen DeGeneres hails Dutee Chand after champion sprinter reveals that she is in a same-sex relationship, says “I’m so proud of her”