The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety announced it has received a $15,000 grant from the Governors Highway Safety Association and The National Road Safety Foundation Inc. to bolster its drowsy driving prevention efforts.

Following a competitive application process that included review by a panel of issue experts, Georgia was one of five states to receive funding from this national partnership, along with Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and New York.

GOHS will utilize its grant funds to partner with the Department of Agriculture to raise awareness of drowsy driving through a presence at the Georgia National Fair. GOHS also will produce additional educational materials to be distributed at other events and share NRSF drowsy driving resources across a variety of media platforms.

This is the third year of GHSA and NRSF’s grant program, which equips states with resources needed to tackle the challenge of drowsy driving. Program initiatives incorporate best practices identified by GHSA and NRSF, utilizing public awareness campaigns, virtual reality and innovative partnerships to engage key audiences.

GHSA is a nonprofit association representing the highway safety offices of states, territories, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. GHSA provides leadership and representation for the states and territories to improve traffic safety, influence national policy, enhance program management and promote best practices.

For more information, contact GHSA at 202-789-0942 or visit www.ghsa.org.

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