UGA gets grant to improve driving, safety

The Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute at the University of Georgia received a grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety worth about $836,000 to continue programs for senior citizens and teenagers and their parents.

The institute offers a program called CarFit to show senior citizens the correct way to position their seat belts; how far they should be from airbags; and other safety checks.

Another program, Georgia Teens Ride with PRIDE (Parents Reducing Incidents of Driver Error), is a two-hour course designed for parents and teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16. The program explains what both groups should do during the state's required 40 hours of supervised practice driving time.

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