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December 10, 2013

Cold Springs' 'drunk driving' simulation


Cold Springs High School/Stephanie Blair

JONES CHAPEL — Recently, the Cold Springs Family and Consumer Classes participated in a “drunk driving” and texting simulation. The students have been learning about alcohol and its effects on the changes in families. Resource Officer Arvil Allison, provided the “drunk” goggles. This allowed the students to see how they might drive if under the influence of alcohol. Students were required to drive around road cones without hitting the cones. Most students failed and ran over at least one cone while driving. The students were also able to see if they could text and drive. Students were not able to without hitting a road cone or sending an incorrect message. Students used the teacher’s phone for the activity. The students were to text, “I am texting and driving” with their name. One student wrote, “I’m text dnfd dtivknd imm”. Every 53 minutes in America, a life is lost in a drunk driving crash (dosomething.org). Hopefully, the students at Cold Springs will think differently about getting behind the wheel and drinking or texting.