Niles HS students attend distracted driving awareness program

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NILES, Mich. (WNDU) - Distracted driving is a huge problem in our country, especially with new teen drivers.

On Monday, Niles High School held an interactive assembly addressing the dangers of distracted driving, including texting, other passengers and driving under the influence.

Thinkfast Interactive put on the presentation, in which all of the students participated in a game show of questions, teamwork and even a dance-off. All of this helped the students learn about their safety behind the wheel.

"Traffic accidents are the No. 1 killer of teens, and I feel it's very important that everyone hears about it, including parents, that they can just talk to their kids and definitely get the message out to put the phone down and pay attention to the road," said Karissa Young, the Students Against Destructive Decisions coordinator at Niles.

Thinkfast Interactive is something new to Niles High School, and the school plans to bring the program back again next year.