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Keeping teenagers safe: distracted driving course
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HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM)-Vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teenagers over the age of 16.

Saturday, public safety officers in Holland tried to change that. They invited teenagers to the parking lot of Johnson Controls to take them on a distracted driving course. The drivers got a hands on lesson on how to react to a variety of situations. Officers say the free program gives young drivers the skills to help prevent crashes.

"Driving schools want to try to teach distracted driving and defensive driving skills, they just don't have the time and the opportunity to do that. So we're trying to pick up where they're leaving off with the initial instruction and teach them to be better drivers," said Joel Maat with the Holland Public Safety Department.

Drivers also got to take a separate course, using "drunken goggles."

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