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News Community Highway Patrol conducting ‘Operation Drive to Live’

Trooper Leah McCall is participating in Operation Drive to Live. Photo by Vickie CarpenterThousands of North Carolina students are preparing for prom season and spring break.

In a statewide effort to promote teenage safe driving, the Highway Patrol conducted “Operation Drive to Live” to reduce collisions involving teenage drivers this week.

Traffic collisions are the leading cause of teenage deaths in North Carolina and the nation.

In 2010, 117 teenagers were killed in traffic related collisions investigated by the Highway Patrol.

Many collisions involving teenage drivers occur during their commute to and from high school.

Speed remains the leading cause of teenage traffic fatalities.

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