N.C. troopers aiming to raise awareness with ‘Operation Drive to Live’

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It’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and State Highway Patrol troopers are educating youth in Pitt County.

‘Operation Drive to Live’ starts this week.

The program aims to reduce the number of teenage drivers killed or hurt in traffic crashes.

Troopers set up near high schools across the county Monday morning until 5 p.m.

“Obey the speed limit because that’s one of the leading causes of wrecks, among teen drivers, also distracted driving, so if we can help reduce both of those things, we’ll help save a lot more lives and injuries on teen drivers,” said N.C. State Highway Patrol Trooper Brad Taylor.

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, driver inexperience is the main reason why traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers in America.

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