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Impact Teen Drivers To Host Workshop For Local Law Enforcement On Distracted Driving

Updated: Wednesday, July 16 2014, 02:45 PM CDT

Nationally, 4,000 teens are killed in car crashes every year.
75% of those are caused from everyday distractions, like cell phones.

Impact Teen Drivers, a non-profit organization is on a mission to confront the dangers of distracted and reckless driving.

They've recently partnered with the Illinois Benevolent and Protective Association. 

This week, they hosted an intense workshop to educate local first responders, law enforcement, and community members.

The purpose of the workshops is for participants to become better leaders to teens in the community.

"We've gotten into this habit of calling car crashes accidents, they're not accidents, they're preventable," said Kelly Browner, Executive Director of Impact Teen Drivers.

"If we can make good decisions behind the wheel whether as a driver or a passenger we can prevent losing our youngest members of our community, our newest, novest drivers"

Decatur Police Officer Sean Bowsher says he will be teaching driver safety courses at two high schools in the fall. He says he plans to use the information he's been given this week.

Impact Teen Drivers To Host Workshop For Local Law Enforcement On Distracted Driving


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