JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - There's a new effort to keep young people safe on the roads.
The Mississippi Office of Highway Safety with the University of Mississippi Medical Center presented a program to high school-age drivers at South Jones High School in Ellisville Monday. The Mississippi Youth Highway Safety programs travels across the state warning young drivers about the dangers of things like distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding and failure to wear seatbelts.
"We spend a lot of time in the schools promoting character education and this is not the first time we've partnered up with them talking about Prom Safety and Positive Choices presentation that we make," Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge said. "Just trying to bring awareness to the results of making bad decisions."
Hodge believes the more leaders talk about these issues, the more people will listen.