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A new traffic safety program for teenage and adult drivers, “Gone Too Soon,” will soon be launched by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Public information and education officers at each troop headquarters are available to schools, civic organizations and churches to present a safety program that includes the showing of “Gone Too Soon.” There is no cost. This new traffic safety program is appropriate for those ages 14 and older. The patrol’s audio-visual unit created the new generation 15-minute video, which uses photographs, music and testimonials from victims and family members. Roush-Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards also speaks to the audience and discusses the importance of paying attention when driving. The video focuses on risky behaviors behind the wheel, such as: drinking and driving, failure to use occupant restraints, inattentive driving, texting and speeding.

“This moving video puts into perspective the dangers of risky behavior behind the wheel,” said Col. Ron Replogle of the patrol. “Families and communities are greatly affected when a loved one is ‘Gone Too Soon’ because of a traffic crash. I want to thank our partners in this project for helping us create a safety message that can make a difference and help us in our efforts to save lives.”

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