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Officials and Schools team for Teen Traffic Education

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

Local officials and education representatives gathered Thursday morning to announce the kickoff of Teen Safety Education Week, which begins Monday.

It's a week of working to make young people aware of the consequences that come from the decisions they make.

That's why Oneida County's Youth Bureau and Oneida County Stop-DWI are teaming up with area school districts to educate teens of the issues related to drinking and driving, texting and driving, bullying, alcohol and drug use, and overall safety on the roadway.

Officials say it's a good time to address such issues as school districts throughout the area get ready for spring with things like prom, graduation and the new athletic season.

"It is a time of concern, because there is much more activity place in our schools, with our young people throughout this community and a variety of activities," said Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente.

A number of activities are set up at various schools next week, including at the following school districts:

Monday, April 22 - Holland Patent

Tuesday, April 23 - New York Mills

Wednesday, April 24 - Sauquoit (mock crash at 12:45 pm)

Thursday, April 25 - Oriskany

Friday, April 26 - Adirondack

Monday, April 29 - VVS (mock crash at 8:30 am)

Tuesday, April 30 - Waterville (mock crash at 1 pm)

Wednesday, May 1 - Whitesboro

Also May 1, a mock-crash at 1 pm at Camden High School

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