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Teenagers now one -- my.
Just how dangerous texting while driving can be -- checking out your iPod or your cell phone without putting your life at risk.
A test track created by Ford Motor Co.
is designed to help drivers.
See the impact of these distractions and as those distractions that kill far too many American teenagers every single year.
By Jimmy Graham with -- -- fun driving skills for life program.
He's at Washington's rfk stadium also within a seventy or Hillary Salah who's -- Guinea pig on this course welcome to both of you.
It does look great out there like I yes I did I think I -- -- -- this statistic just drives it home 5000 American teenagers.
Are killed on the roads every single year because they've been distracted while driving so it's -- -- get teenagers out there how different are that.
After they take your course how much more aware of that.
Well everything we do is about -- awareness we like to tell people that learning to drive successfully as a lifelong learning process but every little bit.
Information we can give them helps.
Saw what works what we're doing is throwing a lot of distractions at them.
When -- leave here hopefully to understand how distracted.
That makes them because they get the cones and that's essentially would hitting people or any cars -- they will learn quite a bit by doing this exercise and this is just one of many -- we do.
As part before driving schools like.
I want to talk about more about distractions that a moment or Hillary I think this is -- what was screen let them as you drive it.
Are you different now after taking this course.
Yes I've learned how much money is being allies used to do was concentrate on the come to make Charlotte hitting them.
But I learned to look out my -- here that I went and hit it Collins and focus on whether and how it's turning left or right.
I learned a lot I don't text and I'd drive and when she asked me if I've got to drive in the radio at odds with switching gears and go -- the -- Is that right listen don't start now you've got really good habits.
And I encourage you put that don't cell phone -- -- -- stopper yet get your destination.
-- -- tell me about the distractions what what do you thrown at people like Hillary.
-- one of -- we asked him to do is taxed obviously -- dean is by the most dangerous thing we've seen.
They also make a phone call.
They're asked to adjust various switches and cart such as the radio volume.
They made a lot of map and ask.
You know about directions those types of things typical things that would happen inside a car they had passengers so it's really nothing different -- they experience every day.
Okay Hillary your classmates with -- any friends doing this course.
Yes I do my -- Mikhailov Bom Gartner and branding Carmen and -- on how understand and solve like in most of these kids are seniors and today -- and they were -- well.
Yes they do you know they -- now what are they -- unlike you don't -- -- on that.
I'm pretty sure they couldn't stop because that's dangerous and just gone forty miles per hour and I can't even control the car that I don't like that feeling well I -- Listen you are a great example Hillary go tell your classmates.
They can live by -- -- well okay.
Charming young lady get lucky Hillary thank you Jimmy doing good work.
That's a big topic here in America's -- we talk about all the time trying to raise the awareness level consciousness among like young Americans.
This is a whole new technology in some cases in too many cases turned out to be a killer from Washington thanks to both of you for your time today.
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