August 28th, 2007
07:39 PM ET

The Fast and the Furious

Hey, I'm Gerald Smith, the producer for CNN Student News, and the voice in Carl's ear during the show.

Pegged to Hulk Hogan's son's crash this week, the top story on today’s show is about the dangers that ride shotgun when teens get behind the wheel. We show a couple of video clips of ghostriding and street racing. Our intention isn’t to glorify these dangerous practices, just the opposite. We know how deadly they can be. And we’re not just saying it…check out the CDC’s statistics on teen driving.

We want to know, did the message get through? How did this play out in your classroom? Did students “get it,” or were they just jazzed to see The Fast and the Furious clips?

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