GA Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Conference held in Savannah

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - City, state, and even national leaders are in Savannah Wednesday for the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety Conference.

The vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board coming to the conference from Washington D.C. She tells us their main focus is looking at ways to effectively address deaths and injuries on Georgia roads, including getting through to people about the dangers of texting and driving.

"Driving is such a complicated task and people don't think about not doing other things, but we're distracted every day. Walking, biking, driving our cars and we have these little devices that we carry around. As drivers and as people who care about other people, we need to just put those down," said Bella Dinh-Zarr, a board member for NTSB.

"We bring our partners together, and we bring in some outside folks as well, and it's a great exchange of ideas. It's an opportunity to see what's working in other communities, what's working in other states, and how we might bring those to Georgia, or bring them to another community in Georgia and put them to use to save lives," said Harris Blackwood, Director, Georgia Office of Highway Safety.

Wednesday was the final day of the conference which is held every two years.

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