Teens and Safe Driving

Riley Hospital hosted a teen driver safety awareness program Tuesday night.

The seminar brought in representatives of the local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department, Meridian Police Department, and Mississippi Highway Patrol.

They talked about dangerous behavior, such as drinking and driving.

"This is a very important thing for teenagers. We've got some here that haven't started driving yet and some here that are new drivers," said Elizabeth Busbee, Riley Hospital marketing director. "And it helps them know how to be safer drivers and things to be aware of to be more defensive out there."

Officials stressed that text messaging and even reaching to change the radio station are distractions that may cause accidents.

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