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Sara Moore of Brandon tried to maneuver her go-kart through traffic around a course, while texting with her mom, who was watching from nearby. The activity showed teens how texting distracted them from paying attention to what was happening on the roadway. (Photo by Tara Bitzan)

Dnt txt n drv - Student/parent event focuses on distracted driving

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Twenty teenagers and their parents learned how to help make Minnesota roadways safer by attending the Teen Distracted Driving Event Monday evening.

The event is offered to teens ages 14 to 17 and their parents by the Douglas County Safe Communities Coalition, in partnership with Casey's Amusement Park and Partington, Zimny Insurance.

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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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