State officials in Savannah for 3-day Highway Safety Conference

Updated: Aug. 22, 2017 at 5:27 AM EDT
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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Officials from across the state of Georgia are gathered in Savannah this week for a safety conference.

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety joins with safety partners in education, law enforcement, emergency medical services and engineering to implement life-saving programs.

The Georgia Highway Safety Conference is held every two years as part of the Governor's continued efforts for improving safety on state roads. Participants meet with their highway safety peers in a forum where they can share program success, learn from one another and develop alliances with professionals from all over the state.

On Tuesday's agenda, topics will range from trending social media tags to creating viral social media posts to help spread awareness of highway safety.

"There have been 933 fatalities on Georgia roads and that compares with 944 on the same day last year. Bear in mind that some of the reports are not in, so we are essentially even with last year for the number of fatalities," said Harris Blackwood, GOHS Director.

The conference runs Aug. 21-23 at the Savannah Hyatt Regency. For additional information, click here.

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