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Few Georgians understand the impact traumatic injury has on our state.  We are delighted that you are interested in this story.

The Commission at a Glance

=         Georgians with a traumatic brain and/or spinal cord injury may apply to the Commission for goods and services that maximize independence and recovery, such as:

Wheelchair                                        Bathroom Modifications for Accessibility

Physical Therapy                                Hand controls for a car/van

Driver Evaluation post-injury               Speech Therapy

Adaptive computer                             Hospital bed

=         Since 2003 the Commission has awarded over $22,000,000 to 5,000+ individuals for their post-acute care and rehabilitation. This does not include the grants awarded to state organizations and camps for Georgians with traumatic brain injury.

=         Zero tax dollars are allocated to the BSITFC.  The Commission’s sole source of funding is a 10% surcharge on Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Reckless Driving convictions.

=         The dramatic decline in DUI fine collection has resulted in a $10,000 lifetime award cap for each individual, although the lifetime cost of care can easily exceed $4,000,000.

Process Year  DUI Total for Year Reckless Driving Surcharge collections
2010                          41,819                                   -   $1,933,528
2011                          38,315                                   -   $1,896,580
2012                          34,950                                   -   $1,770,818
2013                          32,514                                   -   $1,579,626
2014                          28,909                                   -   $1,449,027
2015                          28,035                            9,522 $1,325,935
2016                          24,603                            9,771 $1,422,131
Reckless driving surcharge began January 1, 2015    

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Quick References:

State Plan and Needs Assessment - Summary

State Plan and Needs Assessment - Full Version

For other media questions, please contact: Craig Young, Executive Director at 1-888-233-5760

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