MAA, MAG Foundation & MAG Alliance to host distracted driving event 

 
The Medical Association of Atlanta (MAA), the MAG Foundation, and the MAG Alliance are encouraging physicians to promote a free ‘Distracted Driving Educational Forum’ that they will host at the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Auditorium at Emory University in Atlanta from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, December 2.
 
“The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that distracted driving is responsible for about 16 percent of all fatal crashes in the U.S., which translates into some 5,000 deaths per year,” says Ali Rahimi, M.D., who serves on the MAG Foundation’s Board of Directors. “Distracted driving has evolved into a very real and dangerous patient safety threat.” 
 
The town hall will feature Joel Feldman – a nationally-recognized driving safety advocate who is with the ‘End Distracted Driving Campaign’ – and Rep. John Carson, who is the chair of the Georgia House Study Committee on Distracted Driving. 
 
The town hall will feature beverages and breakfast snacks. No registration is required. Free parking is available in the WHSCAB parking lot and the Peavine parking deck.
 
MAA, the MAG Foundation and the MAG Alliance recently announced plans to fund a ‘Make Georgia Hands-Free’ campaign in Georgia to highlight the dangers associated with distracted driving.
 
Physicians are encouraged to click here to print a flyer that they can make available in their practice to promote the December 2 event.