(WXYZ) - More teenagers are killed by auto accidents than anything else. Students from Lake Orion High School are learning first-hand about the dangers of texting and driving.
It is part of a state-wide program called Strive 4 Safe Drive. Ford Motor Company is teaming up with the Michigan Department of Transportation for a program teaching teens about distracted driving and the potential for accidents.
Fifty teenagers from Lake Orion and Lamphere high schools traveled to Ford's Michigan Proving Grounds, in Romeo. Monitored by professional drivers, they are maneuvering through specialized tracks while being distracted by friends, radios, and of course phones.
Sasha Tremblay tells 7 Action News "I learned there is no way to be distracted and drive well."
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