NC Highway Patrol Conducts Operation Drive To Live 2010
In some towns, such as Greensboro in Jones County, police officers will do a live reenactment of a teen car crash that was caused by drunk driving. The ‘VIP for a VIP’ program hopes to educate students about the danger of drunk driving and make the potential for a serious car accident seem more real, especially as school proms and summer vacation approach.
In just the last four years, 682 teens have been killed in car accident across North Carolina. Many of these teens were speeding, driving distracted, driving recklessly, or drinking and driving. Other accidents happen as teens drive to and from school. Operation Drive To Live 2010 hopes to reduce this statistic be keeping a close eye on teens and educating them about the hazards of driving. The increased enforcement will last until the end of the week.
“Hopefully this will serve as a good reminder for these teenagers that are driving now, and are going to be driving,” Sgt. C.L. Johnston of the N.C. Highway Patrol told East North Carolina Today.