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Georgia University Implements Bed Rails After Freak Accident

Two years ago, a student named Clark Jacobs fell from his lofted bed at a Georgia Tech fraternity house. He landed head-first and fractured his skull as a result. The injury led to a stroke and the need for intense rehabilitation to perform even basic tasks. After the injury, Clark’s mother started a nonprofit called Rail Against the Danger (RAD), which advocates for colleges to provide bed rails to protect students from falls. The group’s work has led to the University System of Georgia offering, for the first time, bed safety rails to students at no cost. RAD seeks for bed rails to be mandated, but the University System’s acknowledgement of the issue is an important first step. According to RAD, there are approximately 36,000 cases of loft bed/bunk bed related injuries annually among children and young adults up to 21 years old. It is estimated that 450 people die…
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University of Georgia Receives Grant to Fund Road Safety Research

Thanks to a grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS), the University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute (GTIPI) will have $656,000 in extra cash to continue statewide parent and teen driving safety, senior driver education and child passenger safety programs. The four programs that will benefit are: National Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) Certification Program, which trains people to give one-on-one personal instruction to parents on how to properly install and use child car seats. Georgia Teens Ride With P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error), which trains instructors on how to bring safe driving tools to Georgia communities while working to reduce teen injuries and fatalities through comprehensive education CarFit, a national program designed for senior drivers to help them stay behind the wheel longer and drive more safely Online Safety Store, a partnership between GOHS and GTIPI that provides traffic safety resources through print…
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