The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Northwest Regional Highway Safety Network, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), and local law enforcement officers partnered today with Eisenhower High School officials to present a teen driver safety program.
Eisenhower High School students spent a portion of the day touring three stations, each one offering information on the dangers and possible consequences of impaired and distracted driving.
Among the highlights of the program was a crash car presentation. Local police officers and other partners spoke to students about the impact of unsafe driving practices and what steps emergency responders go through in the event of a crash. At the end of the presentation, students were encouraged to make a pledge to make smart driving decisions.
The Warren County event also included an Impact Teen Driver program presentation by Mary Lakari of the Traffic Injury Prevention Project, student-use of an impaired and distracted driving simulator provided by State Farm and UPMC Hamot, and a safety message from Calvert-Pearson Insurance Group/Erie Insurance.
Representatives were also on hand from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, City of Warren Police Department, and Koebley Towing.
According to PennDOT data, there were 390,318 registered drivers age 16 to 19 in Pennsylvania last year. Of them, 16,701 were involved in a crash in 2018.
For more information on teen driving visit, www.PennDOT.gov/safety.
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