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Committee of teens to study driving safety

ATLANTA — Georgia's governor has appointed 22 teenagers to a committee to provide advice on how to communicate a safe driving message to teen drivers.

The goal of the Governor's Commission on Teen Driving is to reduce the number of teen crashes, injuries and fatalities on state highways. Vehicle accidents are the top cause of death for teens in Georgia.

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety says the commission will help develop a statewide strategy to educate teen drivers on the risks and consequences associated with driving while distracted and driving under the influence of alcohol.

The commission will be expected to draft a report of its findings for Gov. Nathan Deal and the transportation committees in the Georgia House and Senate.