Governor Nathan Deal appointed 22 Georgia teenagers to his Commission on Teen Driving. Some of the teens have been personally impacted by tragedies on the road.
The commission is the first in the nation to be composed exclusively of teens. They’ll be advising the governor and public safety officials how to communicate safe driving messages to Georgia’s teen drivers.
Cara Gloyd is a senior at South Paulding high school and was just appointed to the teen commission. She lost her best friend to a teenage drunk driver two years ago:
"Everyone is going out there thinking, I hear this, it happens, but it’s not going to happen. Yes, it will, and you’re not going to realize this until it happens to you and someone you know."
According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, 244 Georgians were killed by teen drivers in 2006.