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The North Carolina Highway Patrol is focusing on distracted teen drivers this week in a campaign named "Drive to Live." On average, Trooper John Burgin says statewide in North Carolina, of the car wrecks that the Highway Patrol responds to, 100 teenagers are killed each year.

The main part of this week's enforcement campaign includes heavy traffic enforcement around schools and troopers going to schools and talking to students about the dangers on the roads, including texting and driving, speeding and drinking and driving.

The campaign comes at a time when students are getting ready for prom, along with spring and summer break. Trooper Burgin says many students understand the dangers of drinking and driving, but not always the problems involved with texting and driving.

Trooper John Burgin says teens don’t often think about the dangers of texting and driving. Burgin said, ”They don’t associate that with being dangerous driving behavior, and that’s what we’re trying to educate them to let them know that distracted driving kills teenagers.”

Doug Herbert’s two sons, ages 12 and 17, were killed in a car crash six years ago. Herbert says, “He (his son) got a little bit over his head driving too fast and lost control of the car.  And they both lost their lives right there in the street right up in Cornelius.”

Herbert added, “It’s hard to deal with every day. Trust me I’m a big tough guy, but I cry everyday about my boys, but what else can you do?” Herbert started B.R.A.K.E.S., which stands for Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe.” The charity provides a free driving school for teenagers.


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