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This Week in GeorgiaGov: Public Safety

Understanding Mental Illness

December 27, 2012

Following the tragedies in Newtown, Conn. and Webster, N.Y., there has been an increase in discussion of mental health and illness.

Responding to the Newtown Tragedy

December 17, 2012

Georgians grieve with and pray for the families and friends of those affected by Friday's senseless tragedy. Schools across the state have taken various approaches to assess and step up their safety and security.

Zero Tolerance During the Holidays

December 13, 2012

The end of 2012 has brought a new sense of urgency for Georgia besides battling the Christmas shopping crowds and making New Year’s resolutions. For the first time in 6 years, Georgia is on track to experience an increase in traffic fatalities.

Buckle Up During the Holidays

November 16, 2012

Here in Georgia we’re about to enter one of the busiest travel seasons of the year. That’s right — it’s time to pack up the kids and the pumpkin pie and hit the road for Thanksgiving with the family.

Preventing & Responding to Sexual Violence

September 27, 2012

A partnership between the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault, the 2012 Georgia Symposium on Sexual Violence aims to educate Georgians about the best methods of prevention for and response to a widely unreported crime.

Electronic Speed Limit Signs Approved

September 26, 2012

The Georgia Department of Transportation recently approved plans to install electronic speed limit signs on parts of Interstate 285, allowing for variable speed limits during the day.

Strengthening Boating Safety Through Licensing

August 7, 2012

As families and state officials reflect on this year's fatal boating accidents on Lake Lanier, public safety advocates have begun calling for stricter regulation of recreational waterways. By requiring boaters to apply for licenses, much in the same way drivers do, advocates hope to curb boating accidents.

Dealing With Dangerous Dogs

July 20, 2012

The Responsible Dog Ownership Law, passed in 2012 legislative session, holds owners more accountable for dangerous or vicious dogs.

Keeping Bears At Bay

July 17, 2012

Follow these easy tips to keep black bears away from your campsite.

Summer Safety for Kids

July 6, 2012

With temperatures hovering in triple digits, learn some tips to help you keep your children safe this summer.

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