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New IDOT Program to Hone Student Driver Safety

WTVO/WQRF -- IDOT designs a new project that it believes will help save lives out on the road.
WTVO/WQRF -- IDOT designs a new project that it believes will help save lives out on the road.

It's called the "Drive for Tomorrow" program. It provides imporant hands-on safety activities and tips for state high school drivers.

The goal is for a four-day event involving students, teaching them specifically the hazards of alcohol and drugs.

"Car crashes have been the leading cause of death in 14 to 18 year olds for more than 30 years. State Farm believes this is a win-able battle, but one that can only be won through awareness and committment building to safe driving habits for teens," said Bob Bornheimer, district manager of State Farm Insurance.

Officials say training will refelct a normal school day, dividing students into groups that rotate to different safety sessions.

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