Teens in El Paso County start Teen Traffic Safety Challenge

Teens in El Paso County start Teen...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Students gathered today to begin the 29th annual Teen traffic Safety Challenge throughout their schools. 

A breakfast was held for students to get a glimpse of the speakers and programs that could come to their schools for the next seven weeks, as peers promote safe driving and talk about the dangers of distracted driving. 

"Imagine closing your eyes and driving at 25 miles per hour for the length of a city block. I don't think most people would do that. But if you're looking down at your phone or doing something else, sorting through papers or whatever it might be you could wind up in a really bad situation," said Maile Gray, executive director of Drive Safe Colorado.

Students also have the opportunity to win $500 for their school by creating a public service announcement talking about the dangers of distracted driving. 

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