Mock Crash Scene Shows Missouri Teens The Dangers Of Distracted Driving

May 14, 2013
Studies have shown that almost half of all teenage drivers admit to texting on a cellphone while behind the wheel. Furthermore, researchers concluded those who engage in this risky behavior are not only more likely to engage in other dangerous behaviors, like not wearing a seat belt or drinking and driving, but also are more likely to be involved in Car Accidents.
In an effort to educate Missouri teens about the dangers of distracted driving, officials at Forsyth County High School conducted a program yesterday on campus that included a mock car crash scene.
According to a story from Ozarks First, students at the school were able to watch as first responders worked to rescue the teens’ peers from an “accident” that had been caused when a student crashed while texting on a phone. Participants in the program donned fake blood and special effects makeup to show the damage and injuries that can be caused by such a collision. While some of the participants “died” as a result of the crash, others were injured and transported from the scene by paramedics.
The aim of the program is to show teens the aftermath of poor choices behind the wheel and how those decisions can have effects on an individual’s life for years.
The St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys with CofmanTownsley are hopeful the program is successful in preventing accidents involving teen drivers.