The photo that saved a life - Off-Ramp for April 20, 2013

Young Mazda racecar drivers on driving distracted, and your pet driving peeves

Off-Ramp host John Rabe with Mazda drivers Elliott Skeer, Joel Miller, and Kenton Koch.

Dean Case

Off-Ramp host John Rabe with Mazda drivers Elliott Skeer, Joel Miller, and Kenton Koch.

Apologies to all the responsible teens who may read this, but, it's true. The older you get, the smarter your parents get. Few teens believe their parents about much of anything, making it hard to get even the most important messages across, like: Don't text while you drive.

Hence, Project Yellow Light, a program that encourages young drivers to make videos to speak to other kids about the dangers of driving distracted, and offers scholarships for the best videos.

I spoke with three young Mazda drivers -- Elliott Skeer, 18; Joel Miller, 24;  and Kenton Koch, 18 -- about their involvement in Project Yellow Light and how they deal with their peers who drive distracted. And since I had three smart racecar drivers in front of me, I asked them to solve some of the mysteries of driving in SoCal ... like why people tailgate, why they drive slow in the left lane, and why there's that one particular sign on the Arroyo Parkway.


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