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Secretary Of State Introduces Teen Driving Pilot Program

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is doing her part to make sure all Michigan teens have access to safe driving instruction.

Johnson's office partnered with the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization to introduce a pilot program offering at risk teens the opportunity to get behind-the-wheel coaching and safe driving tips.

Johnson says not all teens have the same access to a car to practice driving.

She says this program will bridge that gap and make Michigan roads safer.

"To sit with them in the car as they go through that, there's nothing more important than making sure our drivers are qualified and that they understand the rules of the road. We know right now that we have very high incidents of accidents 16-24. When these kids get that kind of specialized training, that hands on training, they're going to be better, safer drivers," said Ruth Johnson, Secretary of State, Michigan.

Johnson says she hopes this pilot program catches on statewide in the near future.

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