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Wilmington, NC (WWAY) -- A local insurance company is doing their part to make sure that your child doesn’t become a statistic.

State Farm Insurance brought the Street Safe Driving Experience to the Independence Mall to help young drivers learn how to handle different road conditions.

The unique, hands on program, was designed to change the driving habits of teens that typically cause crashes.

"It doesn't matter who they're insured through we want to help teen safety,” said Rob Cutting a State Farm agent. “Ultimately that relates to decisions they're making out there in the field like speeding and accidents, that means higher insurance premiums. We're about saving lives and we're trying to save lives."

Teens who participated in the Celebrate My Drive event were automatically registered for a chance to win a brand new Chevy Sonic.

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I hope they told the kids to

I hope they told the kids to turn off all the electronic devices that they gaze into all day and are so addicted to without a clue of what else is going on around them.

Hands On!

We do better than tell them, we SHOW them what happens when they are distracted behind the wheel in an actual exercise while they are driving (in a controlled environment with an instructor in the passenger seat). We also show them several videos of the tragic consequences of distracted driving and we have volunteers talk about their heart wrenching stories of losing loved ones because of distracted driving. Our hands-on program is unique and we make sure they are also having fun while learning the importance of being responsible, safe drivers. StreetSafe understands that you need to do more than just "tell" young drivers what they should and shouldn't do if you want them to listen and you want to save lives!
Visit www.streetsafeus.com to learn more about this non-profit Life Saving Driving Experience

Distracted driving

I am glad to see that so many companies are trying to educated young drivers on safe driving. I have had 5-10 people that I've known who have been killed by driving dangerously.