A demonstration to bring awareness to student driver safety is set for Friday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m. CT at the South Central School Corporation.
The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office is focused on safety for the upcoming prom season. Sheriff John Boyd stated that LaPorte County has not seen any accidents involving teen drivers during this time of the year, and he wants that to continue.
Sheriff Boyd wants to focus on the importance of safe driving habits including distracted driving. Cell phone calls and texting are two issues surrounding distracted driving.
A mock crash will be staged at the South Central schools. Two cars will be set up as if they were involved in an accident with students posing as victims that will need to be extricated. LaPorte County EMS, Noble Township Firefighters, the LaPorte County Coroner and sheriff’s deputies will participate in the awareness effort. Students will watch crews work to “save” their classmates.
This will be a live-action scenario for students and emergency responders.