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DeKalb County State Court to host distracted driving program July 12

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DeKalb County State Court to host distracted driving program July 12

Driver in a Mitsubishi Galant using two hand held mobile phones at once, in a traffic jam. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons
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Driver in a Mitsubishi Galant using two hand held mobile phones at once, in a traffic jam. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons

State Court Judge Kiesha R. Storey will host the Summer Teen Victim Impact Program (TVIP) presentation on Thursday, July 12, according to a county press release.

The TVIP presentations take place quarterly for teen and young adult drivers charged with offenses including high speeding tickets, texting while driving or causing an accident by violating the rules of the road. 

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Each program helps raise awareness of the dangers and consequences of speeding, distracted driving, failing to wear seat belts, and other risky driving behaviors. The presentation includes stories of other young drivers who experienced the consequences of bad driving themselves.

Courts and prosecutors in many jurisdictions send attendees to TVIP for traffic citations in addition to Department of Driver Services-approved driver improvement courses.

The presentation will take place from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in Courtroom A of the DeKalb County State Court Traffic Division, located at 3630 Camp Circle, Decatur, GA 30032. 

For more information, go here. Participants may register online or in person at the event. There is a $40 fee for attendees who need a certificate of attendance for court purposes, but individuals may attend for free if they do not need a certificate.

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