Students get crash course in dangerous driving


Local high school students were “schooled” today in the three D’s of dangerous driving.

The training was part of Deaconess Health System’s two week Health Science Institute. 

Students learned about distracted, drunk, and drugged and drowsy driving. Some students went through an obstacle course to simulate a real-world experience.

Lu Weil, the Injury Prevention Coordinator at Deaconess, says it was all about demonstrating to the students that many accidents are 100% preventable.  

“Driving is a privilege, it’s not a right,” said Weil. “And it’s something that needs to be done on a mature level and to remember that mature is not an age, it’s a state of mind.”

Weil says distracted driving comes in many forms including texting, reading, eating, and putting on makeup.

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(This story was originally published on June 12, 2018)

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