A new bill, signed by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, requires drivers to secure trailers to their vehicles with safety chains. The bill, which takes effect July 1, was prompted by the death of a young Fayette County mother who was killed last fall when a runaway trailer struck her vehicle.
The University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute (GTIPI), supported by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, has teamed up with local law enforcement, public health officials, non-profit organizations, and other advocates to form the Child Passenger Safety Misuse Task Force.
The University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute has been awarded a $640,000 grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) to continue its statewide education programs in the areas of child passenger safety, parent and teen driving safety and senior driver education.