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Teens celebrate highway safety accomplishments

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -  Hundreds of students from around the state celebrated their accomplishments. 

They met at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson Thursday morning for "Teens on the Move."

In its 21st year, it encourages teens to work on issues of highway safety and healthy lifestyles.

It's all part of the program, "Students Against Drunk Driving."

But organizers said the issues include much more than driving under the influence. It includes anything that has to do with being safe while on the road.

"If you get a text message, let somebody else read it to you, don't text and drive. There's so many things on the road that can happen and cause a crash," said Robin Layton, program coordinator.

The awards presented today included advisor of the year and outstanding student of the year. The program also includes a "Rocking the Belt" aspect. It encourages teens to buckle up.

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