Teens to teach peers safe driving

The students attended a day-long safety conference where they learned about the use of radar to detect speeding. And they participated in seatbelt safety demonstrations.

The aim is to give them information they can share with their classmates. Some will be trained to lead safety training classes at their schools.

"With their creativity, we can increase seat belt use, save teen lives," said Dist. Cmmdr. Pete Negro, Illinois State Police.

The Illinois State Police, the secretary of state and Chicago Public Schools are among the sponsors of the traffic safety school.

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