'Don't Drive Stupid' Campaign Targets Teen Drivers


Thursday, March 22nd 2007, 1:54 pm
By: News On 6


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ State officials are hoping a new campaign --- aimed at young drivers --- will shock teens enough to change their driving habits.

It's called ``Don't Drive Stupid,'' and the campaign's signature photo shows a young girl with a cheek stitched up like a baseball.

The Utah Department of Transportation hopes teens will take the message to heart and then spread it to other young drivers.

Officials say crashes are the single greatest cause of teen death. Every year, UDOT says young drivers are involved in more than a quarter of all collisions in the state.