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"Drive It Home" Campaign Aimed At Saving Lives Behind The Wheel

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Marie Lee remembers the exact moment the phone rang and she heard the words "your son was in an accident"

"In my heart I knew my baby was gone," Lee said.

Lee's 19 year old son, Josh Bryant was killed on march 22, 2010.

Lee says the driver of this car, had his license for just 10 days.  

"On that day part of me died, because my was kid was gone, and there wasn't anything I could do,nothing I could do and I don't want anyone to receive those phone calls or get that knock on the door," Lee said.  

Which is why Lee joined the National Safety Council and Allstate to launch a new program called Drive it Home.

The goal is to show how important parents are to keeping teenagers safe behind the wheel.

"A parent should drive as many hours is necessary until a teen is ready, that may mean a parent spends 100 hours behind the wheel before their teen is ready if that's what it takes," John Ulczycki, with the National Safety Council said.

Driving at night can hard for new drivers, studies by the Safety Council show just keeping your teen off the roads at night could reduce their risk of accident.  

Since this campaign is brand new 7 On Your Side asked the National Safety Council how it plans measure the program's success.

"Over time we actually want to measure crash experience of their kids, how many crashes were they in, and compare that to the population at large, so I have that data for this specific program," Ulczycki said.

To Lee if the program saves just one life its worth it. 

"You know a lot of times I think where he would be now but I know where he is and I know he's ok, I'm just learning to live life differently without him," Lee said.

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