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Updates made for drivers

By Staff | Aug 19, 2011

CHARLESTON – On Aug. 10 the West Virginia Board of Education adopted updated state driver education content standards to add rigor and address distracted driving that poor use of today’s technology can cause.

Updates to Policy 2520.8, Next Generation Driver Education Content Standards and Objectives for West Virginia were suggested by teachers in March. Teachers who worked on the proposed changes said the growing use of cell phones, GPS and other technologies while driving has made distractive driving an issue soon to surpass driving under the influence as the major cause of car crashes among teenagers, accounting for 25 percent of all accidents, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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