February 26th, 2021 – 3:00 PM
Floyd County Schools –
In an effort to involve Georgia students in reducing traffic crashes, injuries and deaths of teen drivers, Pepperell High School in Rome, Georgia is proud to announce their receipt of a $6,500 Students Against Destructive Decisions grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
The grant will enhance Pepperell’s existing SADD chapter with the idea that student input into the solution will help alleviate the problem of teen driver fatalities in Georgia.
“The loss of one life on our roads is one too many, and the fact almost all fatal traffic crashes can be prevented is one reason why we are awarding this grant,” Allen Poole, Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety said. “The target of zero traffic deaths in our nation is achievable, and we will continue to help develop and implement educational messages, enforcement campaigns, and other safety initiatives aimed at bringing us one step closer to our goal.”
The Pepperell SADD chapter plans to educate students on highway safety information.
In addition, the Pepperell SADD chapter will send its president and advisor to a statewide leadership-training program each fall along with representatives from other high schools that received similar grants.
For more information on this grant program, contact GOHS at 404-656-6996 and for more information on GOHS and its other highway safety programs, visit www.gahighwaysafety.org.