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AAA Media Alert: Traffic Safety Experts & Community Planners Convene to Address Fatalities on Georgia Roadways

Zero injuries are the goal

Media Alert

MEDIA CONTACT:

Montrae Waiters, AAA spokeswoman

The Auto Club Group

Cell (813) 244-0815, MWaiters@acg.aaa.com

AAA: Traffic Safety Experts & Community Planners Convene to Address Fatalities on Georgia Roadways

Zero injuries are the goal

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Who:

AAA – The Auto Club Group

What:

AAA Safe System Summit

A Safe System approach aims to eliminate fatal & serious injuries for all road users.

When:

Wednesday, June 7th from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Where:

The Forsyth Conference Center

3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Building C

Cumming, GA 30041

Why:

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, applying the Safe System approach involves anticipating human mistakes by designing and managing road infrastructure to keep the risk of a mistake low; and when a mistake leads to a crash, the impact on the human body doesn't result in a fatality or serious injury. Road design and management should encourage safe speeds and manipulate appropriate crash angles to reduce injury severity.

The summit will focus on the Why, What, and How of implementing the Safe System approach in local community projects. Discussing each element of roadway safety: Safer Roads, Safer Speeds, Safer Vehicles, Post Crash Care, and Safer People. Each element is designed to catch one another by working off the last, not working independently, which can lead to zero fatalities. This creates a transportation network of safety stakeholders working in tandem to create a zero-fatality network. AAA stands committed to ensuring roads are safe for all motorists.

Interviews & Visuals:

Interviews are available on the day of the summit. Speakers include experts from- AAA Traffic Safety Foundation & Research, National Center for Rural Road Safety, Safe Kids Worldwide, GDOT, Warner Robins Police Department, Kia Georgia Manufacturing Plant, Healthcare, and Vision Zero Network.

The audience includes- Traffic Safety Partners, State & Local Officials, State & Local Chambers, Law enforcement, City Planners, Healthcare, and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

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About AAA - The Auto Club Group

The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America with more than 13 million members across 14 U.S. states, the province of Quebec, and two U.S. territories. ACG and its affiliates provide members with roadside assistance, insurance products, banking and financial services, travel offerings, and more. ACG belongs to the National AAA Federation with more than 62 million members in the United States and Canada. AAA's mission is to protect and advance freedom of mobility and improve traffic safety. For more information, get the AAA Mobile app, visit AAA.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.