The Southwest Georgia District Health Department says that in 2009 more than 2.3 million adult drivers were treated in the emergency room for traffic-related injuries.
Health department officials are hoping to curb the problem by getting the word out in April. Their goal is to focus on the importance of proper child restraints, the use of seat belts for adults, not getting behind the wheel drunk and avoiding distractions while driving.
They say by following these safety measures, drivers will minimize their risk and the risk loved ones face when they get behind the wheel.
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