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Safe Driving Campaign

WASHINGTON - Recent studies report that traffic accidents are the number one killer of American teens and now you will be seeing commercials aimed at trying to stop this problem. 

The new campaign is called "UR the spokesperson" and encourages teens to speak up when their peers are driving out of control.

The Washington State Attorney General, the Ad Council, Students Against Drunk Driving and AAA are working on the project together.

It teaches teens to tell their friends to slow down when they feel unsafe.

17-year-old Erick Hubbard said he has used this method when his friend was driving out of control.  He said "I just tell them, as cool as possible, hey man cool your jets."

Teen drivers are involved in five times more fatal crashes than adults.  The campaign will be airing public service announcements in hopes that they will lower the number of deaths.  You can also view their link at the website below.