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Students learn valuable lesson about distracted driving

COLONIE -- Students from South Colonie School district got a first hand experience of the serious dangers and consequences of distracted driving.

Using simulators and real-life examples, State Police gave students a taste of what could happen when you text and drive, or drive without wearing a seat belt.

Ed Frank, the Director of the safe driving program Choices 301, says he wanted to host the event after hearing about a deadly crash in Guilderland that killed two people earlier this month. The driver in that incident is accused of driving while intoxicated