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CSU observes National Teen Driver Safety Week

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

It's National Teen Driver Safety Week, and officers are getting out to educate before teens hit the road.

To mark the occasion, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety went to Columbus State University to address teen driver traffic deaths in the state.

Jay Stripling, the coordinator for the West Central Traffic Enforcement Network told News Leader 9 that out of all distractions, texting while driving is the most dangerous.

"It's a huge problem in Columbus make sure your child knows how to drive safely," Stripling said. "Take the time to teach them. You would rather have their lives then have them upset and mad because of a cell phone, but it only takes one time to talk to them than going to their funeral when the message hits home and we don't want that."

The governor's office of highway safety is visiting colleges and schools and giving one-on-one talks to students who want to know more about the importance of practicing safe driving habits.

More visits to schools in Alabama and Georgia are planned throughout the week.

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