By: WCTV Eyewitness News
May 20, 2016
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV — Eighth graders at Deerlake Middle School are taking a crash course on the dangers of distracted driving.
Students put on goggles that stimulated being impaired or distracted at the wheel.
It’s part of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital’s ‘Pathways to Prevention’ program.
Speakers at the event also shared stories about the consequences of texting and driving.
“I think it’s not just that generation, I think it’s the parents of the students too,” Deerlake Dean of Students Alex Stemle said. “I think everybody is so used to their phones and the convenience of them, that they don’t even realize when they pick them up, and the impacts that it could have while they’re driving.”
The ‘Pathways to Prevent’ program is part of Deerlake’s ‘Last Blast’ for students before they head to school.
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