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Teen Driving Fair To Be Held Near Wakefield School

Posted April 7, 2006 7:28 a.m. EDT

— Police, concerned parents and Wakefield school leaders are teaming up to slow down young drivers, by holding a safe driving fair on Saturday.

Teenagers can use equipment that simulates driving under the influence of alcohol, and learn about car safety features.

Organizers say they hope the event will prevent another accident like the one that killed four Wakefield high students in March. Investigators say the car reached 115 miles per hour before it went off a ramp at U.S. 64 and the beltline. Officers found beer cans at the scene, but haven't said whether alcohol played a factor in the crash.

The fair will be held from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Leith Chevrolet dealership on Capitol Boulevard in Raleigh.