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Peers Urge Fellow Teens to Drive More Safely

Peers Urge Fellow Teens to Drive More Safely

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Sixteen-year-olds are indestructible. Just ask one.

The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police credit the Operation Teen Safe Driving program with reducing teen fatalities by 55 percent since the program began seven years ago. The program encourages high school kids to come up with creative campaigns to advocate following the rules of the road. Also: don’t drink and drive, and don’t get distracted.

“We use a lot of different activities throughout the school,” says Hannah Rosen, a Quincy High School senior-to-be who is president of the school’s safe driving committee. “We actually have a week where we promote safe driving peer-to-peer.”

Quincy’s campaign is a regional winner and was part of a presentation at the Illinois State Fair Tuesday.

http://www.teensafedrivingillinois.org/

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