For some students, the dangers associated with drinking and driving is not always realized until it is too late. But at one Virginia high school, a recent presentation changed this forever.

Valley emergency personnel and Virginia State Policy, in addition to school officials at Wilson Memorial High School, teamed up to hold a mock drunk driving car crash simulation.

Generally speaking, the presentation showed students what happens during a car accident under “drunken driving conditions.” Officials believe that this sort of simulation is much more effective than a classroom lecture. Students agreed. One of them, Emily Kellington said, “I think the visual helps them more than just listening to a lecture. The visual is a shock to them.”

It will be interesting to see if more schools in the area, as well as other parts of the country, begin to teach about the dangers of drunk driving using this sort of simulation.


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