Georgia's Department of Transportation — Drive Alert, Arrive Alive
At Trillium Driving School, we believe that education is key when it comes to staying safe on the roads. If you are a teenager or a new driver in the state of Georgia, then you need to be aware of the Drive Alert, Arrive Alive campaign launched by the Georgia Department of Transportation.
The Department of Transportation's most crucial goal is the safety of everyone on Georgia roads. The Drive Alert Arrive Alive campaign aims to teach drivers how easy it is to reduce accidents, increase safety, and save lives simply by changing their driving habits. In this blog post, we will break down this campaign into four easy tips every driver needs to know. Questions? Contact us to learn more.
Do Not Drive Distracted
This may seem like an obvious one, but it bears repeating. Distracted driving is any activity that takes your attention away from the task of driving. Driving distracted can include things like: talking on the phone, texting, eating, drinking, changing the radio station, and more.
Do Not Reply to Texts or Emails While Driving
Texting and emailing are two of the most common forms of distracted driving. If you must reply to a text or email, pull over to a safe location first. It is not worth risking your life or the lives of others to send a quick message.
Buckle Up, Every Trip, Every Time
Wearing a seatbelt is one of the simplest and most effective ways to stay safe while driving. Make sure that you and all your passengers are buckled up before every trip, no matter how short. A fair amount of accidents happen closest to home, so do not let your guard down just because you are not going far.
Drive Alert, Arrive Alive
The most important tip is to simply drive alert and arrive alive. This means being aware of your surroundings and driving defensively. Pay attention to the road, obey all traffic laws, and never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.