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Georgia Department of Transportation
+ Lutzie 43 Foundation

"Seventy percent of fatalities in crashes are caused by unsafe driving behaviors, including distractions, impairment or driving too fast for conditions."

-Georgia DOT

Together, we are ending distracted and impaired driving in the state of Georgia.

Focus area one: Awareness

Through the Lutzie 43 Foundation's 43 Key Seconds safe driving initiative and GDOT's Drive Alert, Arrive Alive campaign, drivers across the state can have tools to prioritize safety behind the wheel and in the car.

Focus area two: Education

The Lutzie 43 Foundation and GDOT will run a comprehensive communications plan to bring recognition and education to distracted and impaired driving as well as host Safe Driving Summits across the state.

Focus area three: Key Distribution

GDOT's HERO and CHAMP programs will distribute 43 Key Seconds keys to drivers during their stops and calls.

Focus area four: Partnerships

The 43 Key Seconds safe driving initiative is a new and unique initiative that Georgia corporations and companies can integrate into their corporate safety plan and is seen as an employee benefit. By partnering with local businesses, organizations, and corporations, employers can help ensure their employees arrive to and from work safely by showing that they care about their safety in the car. The Lutzie 43 Foundation and GDOT want to continue to improve the lives of Georgia drivers and residents.

Get Involved

Summer Safe Driving

Summer and the end of the school year mean graduation parties, family trips and other exciting activities! Don't get caught up in the moment. Remember to take 43 Key Seconds to ensure you have a clear head, clear hands, clear eyes and click your seatbelt before turning your key. Don't drive distracted or impaired, it is not worth the risk. Determine who your designated driver will be. If you are feeling emotional, pull over and take time to reset your mind and clear your head. Always click your seatbelt, not only is it the law, but it could save your life. Headed on vacation? Set your directions before you start driving. Take 43 Key Seconds to prioritize your safety behind the wheel to Drive Alert Arrive Alive.

Partner with us

Interested in making your community's roads safer? Partner with us! We partner with schools, organizations, corporations and other community groups to make all drivers aware of the dangers of distracted and impaired driving and implement the 43 Key Seconds safe driving initiative as a new and unique safety program. Lutzie 43 and the Georgia Department of Transportation can help all groups change the narrative around distracted and impaired driving. Partner with us today! 

Learn more about our Safe Driving Summits

The Safe Driving Summits are one of the key initiatives for the Lutzie 43 Foundation and the Georgia Department of Transportation. Together, these Safe Driving Summits will take place across the state of Georgia and gather students from local high schools to hear from subject-matter experts about safe driving. Students will attend breakout sessions led by leaders such as law enforcement agencies, healthcare companies, trucking organizations and more to provide students with tips and tools to prioritize safety behind the wheel. The Lutzie 43 Foundation's 43 Key Seconds initiative and the Georgia Department of Transportation Drive Alert, Arrive Alive campaign will educate students during the Safe Driving Summit and help them make better decisions behind the wheel. Interested in learning more, partnering with us or host a Safe Driving Summit in your community? Let us know!

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Press and Media

Georgia DOT and the Lutzie 43 Foundation focus on safety to improve driver behavior on roadways in Georgia
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11Alive's Story about the Inaugural Safe Driving Summit
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GDOT's Milepost Publication
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