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Johnston officials seek ways to cut teen driving deaths

Posted October 8, 2008 1:53 p.m. EDT
Updated October 8, 2008 1:55 p.m. EDT

— A Johnston County commissioner will head an effort to find ways to reduce the high rate of teen traffic fatalities in the county, officials said Wednesday.

Commissioner Tony Braswell will organize a forum of elected officials, law enforcement officials, school representatives, students, parents, state Department of Transportation officials, fire department members, emergency services providers and the general public to discuss various strategies and how best to implement them.

Johnston County led the state last year with 11 teen traffic fatalities.

“This is a serious matter, and we must do something. We need everyone’s help to do this,” Braswell said in a statement.

The date, time and location of the forum haven't been set.