Broome County to host Teen Traffic Safety Day

 
(Binghamton, NY) The Broome County STOP-DWI Program and Broome County Traffic Safety will be hosting a Teen Traffic Safety Day event on Thursday, October 17th at the Broome County Veteran’s Memorial Arena. The event will consist of a full day of fun and educational traffic safety activities followed by a realistic mock crash. Approximately 13 school districts will be participating in this event along with two districts outside of Broome County. Parents, school staff and administration are also welcomed to attend.
 
            Location:                     Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
            Date/Time:                  October 17, 2013 9:00am to 1.15pm
            Media Availability:     12:30pm to 1.15pm for mock crash and student interviews
 
Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death among adolescents. In an effort to reduce the number of teens injured or killed in Broome County by these crashes, this event will raise awareness about impaired driving, distracted driving and safety belt use.
 
Students will have an opportunity to participate in a Battle of the Belts Competition, watch and experience safety belt demonstrations by the NYS Police and take part in texting simulations provided by AT&T’s It Can Wait Campaign. Students will also have an opportunity to understand the effects that drugs and alcohol can have on driving by attempting to complete simple tasks while wearing Fatal Vision Goggles. In addition, schools will be able to register for Celebrate My Drive® with State Farm Agent, Mark Anderson and have a chance to win up to a $100,000 grant. 
 
The event will end with a mock crash supported by several local law enforcement and emergency services agencies including the Binghamton Police and Fire Departments, the Broome County Sheriff’s Office, Superior Ambulance, and Broome County Emergency services among others.
 
For more information about Broome County STOP-DWI please visit: www.bcstopdwi.com.
 
 
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10/15/2013 - 11:23am