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WATCH: Holland DPS Gets Texting Enforcement Grant for Teen Forum

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A teen volunteer drives on a simulator at Holland Public Safety Headquarters in order to show the effects of distracted driving.
Holland Public Safety Officer Doug VanderKooy and Dorothy Ortiz of State Farm discuss a five thousand-dollar safety grant given by the insurer to VanderKooy's "Racing Through Education" program that will hold a statewide teen seminar in October to draw attention to texting while driving.
Holland Public Safety Officer Doug VanderKooy and Dorothy Ortiz of State Farm discuss a five thousand-dollar safety grant given by the insurer to VanderKooy's "Racing Through Education" program that will hold a statewide teen seminar in October to draw attention to texting while driving.

HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - The state law aimed at cutting down on texting while driving has apparently been ineffective. That’s according to Holland Public Safety Officer Doug VanderKooy, who founded the “Racing Through Education” non-profit program that teaches teens the dangers of distracted driving, saying that, instead of having the phone on the steering wheel, the device is now lower to avoid police detection and turning the eyes away from the road. He received, on behalf of the program today, a five-thousand dollar check from State Farm Insurance that will go towards an October 18th statewide teen forum on distracted driving at the Double Tree Hotel.

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