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GDOT, We Are Teachers launches free K-12 road safety program

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ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Transportation and We Are Teachers launch a free K-12 Car and Road Safety Program.


The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) in partnership with We Are Teachers, a leading national educational media organization, is proud to announce the launch of a comprehensive, free K-12 Car and Road Safety Program. This pioneering initiative 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.

The five-year program, provided free of charge by Georgia DOT, offers smart, 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 3-5, classroom posters, detailed lesson plans for all grades, interactive activities, a virtual field trip across Georgia, an engaging driving game, and informative Kahoot quizzes.

“We believe in the power of education to save lives,” said Russell R. McMurry, P.E., Commissioner at the Georgia Department of Transportation. “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.”

We Are Teachers, known for its extensive reach and influence among educators nationwide, collaborated closely with an advisory group of 8-10 Georgia educators to develop these materials. This process, which included comprehensive research and interviews, ensured the resources are not only high-quality but also align with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) 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.”

This initiative marks a significant step forward in road safety education, focusing on younger students to build a foundation of road safety awareness from an early age. The program underscores the importance of teaching children about road safety, recognizing their potential to influence others and contribute to a culture of safety in their communities.

The Car and Road Safety Program is now available to all K-12 schools across Georgia. Educators are encouraged to incorporate these resources into their curriculum to help foster a safer future for Georgia’s youth.
For more information on the program and to access the resources, visit GARoadSafety.com.

Georgia Department of Transportation plans, constructs and maintains Georgia’s state and federal highways. We’re involved in bridge, waterway, public transit, rail, general aviation, bike and pedestrian programs. And we help local governments maintain their roads. Georgia DOT and its nearly 4,000 employees are committed to delivering a transportation system focused on innovation, safety, sustainability, and mobility. The Department’s vision is to boost Georgia’s competitiveness through leadership in transportation.