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Consider This: Teen Driving

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The tragic loss of several teenagers this week is a sad reminder of how dangerous our roads can be, especially for our younger drivers.

Consider This:

When I was a teenager growing up in southwest Mississippi I had several friends who were killed in car accidents. Teenage driving has been dangerous for a long, long time. And although today's cars and trucks are safer, today's kids deal with many more distractions that increase the chances of a deadly crash.

I'm a parent of two teenagers so I know it can be tough to get them to listen. But we need to be persistent. 

If you're a parent please make sure your kids understand that when they drive it is a huge responsibility. It's one of the most dangerous things that all of us will ever do. One tragedy is one too many. Let's use this terrible situation to remind our kids of what can happen in a matter of seconds.

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