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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Traffic wrecks are the number one killer of teens. The state hopes a new website will help keep them safe on the highway.

The Teen Driving Safety 101 website provides young drivers with safety tips, driving laws, and travel information. It also includes information about the Teenage and Adult Drivers Responsibility Act.

Joshua's law requires teens to take a drivers safety course before they get a license. Since it went into effect, the number of teen crashes is down.

"We've seen in Albany and Dougherty County a 17% decrease in traffic crashes since 2005, those crashes involving drivers age 16 to 25 so we're very pleased with that," said Albany Safe Communities Director Michele DeMott.  "We've shown that the teenage and adult responsibility driving act has worked."

The website also includes Georgia Navigator which shows real time travel conditions across the state and helps drivers avoid congested areas or crashes.

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