NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. Each year, more than 5,000 teens are killed in passenger vehicle crashes, according to the NC Highway Patrol.
Since prom season is here, Highway Patrol will launch "Operation Drive to Live" the week of April 21 in an effort to reduce the number of teenage related traffic accidents and deaths.
"Our goal is to educate teenage drivers on the dangers of driving irresponsibly," said Colonel Bill Grey, commander of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
The operation will be conducted Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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