KSU receives grant for program to reduce young adult driver crashes

A building on the KSU campus -- photo by Larry Felton Johnson

The  Health Promotion and Wellness office at Kennesaw State University was granted $19,704 to take part in the Georgia Young Adult Program  administered by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.  The program addresses young adult driver crashes, injuries and fatalities and works with colleges and universities in the state.

According to a Dec. 19 press release from KSU:

The program has proven to be successful using strategies such as peer education, providing educational speakers to schools, and encouraging schools to develop creative, innovative techniques to reduce young adult crashes, injuries and fatalities in their communities. The grant is the 11th award for Health Promotion and Wellness, which resides in the Division of Student Affairs.

GOHS Director Harris Blackwood said, “The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is committed to changing the tragic trend of young adult driver deaths in Georgia.  We’re here to make changes, and I believe the students at Kennesaw State University can help us achieve the goal of lowering crash injury and fatality rates statewide. Who better to address the challenges and dangers facing young adults than their peers? I’m confident these students can convince their peers to be safer, more conscientious drivers.”

The grant took effect on Oct 1, and will run through Sept. 30, 2018.