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CITY OF CLINTON PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT AND CLINTON HIGH SCHOOL CONDUCT MOCK MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
Clinton, SC, March 23, 2016: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday March 24, 2016 the City of Clinton Public Safety Department will team up with Clinton High School to conduct a simulated car crash and emergency medical response aimed at teaching safe driving skills to high school students approaching the prom season.
The purpose of the event is to encourage students to make smart decisions when they get behind the wheel and discourage poor choices like driving under the influence, and distractions like texting while driving.
“Our goal is to keep our residents and visitors of Clinton safe, and we hope that events like this really hit home for these students,” Public Safety Director Robin Morse said. “It’s not about getting in trouble; it’s about saving your life.”
Clinton High School drama students, as well as students from the Fire Firefighter Class, will participate in the simulated crash, a 911 call, emergency response, extrication of victims and transportation to the hospital.
“We want to make students think about making good decisions when they are in a motor vehicle. It starts with buckling your seat belt, because the safety devices in your car are designed to work if you’re belted in place properly, and they may not function properly if you’re not,” Director Morse said.
The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Clinton High School gymnasium with a brief presentation about safe driving and the consequences associated with poor choices. Students and faculty will then move outside to the track behind the school to watch the mock accident take place.