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Holland police unveil race car to keep new drivers safe
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HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM)-Holland police are turning to a race car to help keep young drivers safe.

The police department unveiled its 1995 Camaro drag race car at the station Wednesday. It's part of the department's new "Racing Through Education" program. Officers plan to use the car to teach teenagers and new drivers the dangers of street racing, distracted driving and driving drunk.

"We'll be at the track with this car at different events in blue jeans, t-shirts, no guns no badges; all there playing on a common ground," says Officer Doug VanderKooy, who set up the program. "We're all there just to have a good time and be safe and explain how we can have a good time without using any substances such as alcohol."

The Camaro was rebuilt using donations from area businesses and citizens. It will make stops at schools, city events and car shows.

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