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Push to keep teens safe on the roads


UNDATED (WREX) -  There's a new push to make sure teen drivers know the hazards to watch out for when they're behind the wheel.

Transportation experts say the beginning of summer is one of the most deadly times, especially with accidents that involve 18 wheelers.  They want to let teenagers know to be careful and stay out of a truck driver's blind spot.  Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Spokeswoman Anne Ferro says teens need to pay attention at all times, while they're driving.   "Every time you take you hands off the wheel, take your eyes off the road, take your head out of the game. It matters to what happens in front of you. "

Texting and driving is also a big concern for teen drivers.

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