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Hazel Green, AL (WAFF) -

Ahead of prom season, Hazel Green High School students are learning what it feels like to drive drunk and the dangers that come with it.

The Madison County Sheriff's Department and Alabama State Troopers set up a driving course at the school Tuesday. Kids then strapped on some "blurred vision" goggles and got behind the wheel. We talked with Hazel Green High School senior Brian Strope.

"I didn't think it was going to be as difficult as it was. It was really trippy. There were 4 different cones I could have picked from and I couldn't even see the steering wheel when I started doing it."

Trooper Curtis Summerville says that teenagers represent about 10% of the population in America, but they are involved in 14% of fatal crashes so they are over represented in that department. With this type of hands on training, Trooper Summerville hopes that statistic will decrease.

"Once they do it, it's a whole different mindset, and that's what we want to do. We want to change behaviors."

The Madison County Sheriff's Department will be offering the Distracted Teen Driving Program throughout the summer. Any teen can take part, but there are a limited amount of seats per class. For more information, you can go to the Department's website.

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