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POSTED: September 11, 2012 2:30 p.m.

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal is asking Georgia teenagers for advice on how to reduce crashes among the state's youngest drivers.

Deal announced Monday he's forming a Governor's Commission on Teen Driving, an advisory panel that will include at least 15 members between the ages of 15 and 19.

The commission, which will be overseen by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, will prepare reports to the governor outlining ideas for a statewide strategy to educate teen drivers on hazards such as drunken driving and texting and driving.

Harris Blackburn, director of the highway safety office, says: "No one can advise our state on how to reach teenagers better than teenagers."

The deadline for teen drivers to apply to serve on the commission is Sept. 20.



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