Teen Traffic Day 2018

Teen Traffic Day Teaches Students About Safety on the Road
Posted on 10/15/2018
Students from Binghamton High School learned about the importance of being responsible behind the wheel at the annual Teen Traffic Safety Day at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena. Students from across the region came together to listen to Karen Torres- a traffic safety advocate, who lost her father in a distracted driving crash. The students were also able to take part in interactive displays which showed the effects of distracted driving. During the day students wore impaired driving goggles and experienced how hard it is to compete simple tasks like walking in a straight line, driving a pedal car or throwing a baseball while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Multiple police agencies from the area took part in the event. The New York State Police Troop C brought ‘The Convincer’ which is a contraption that simulates a 7 m.p.h. crash and the ‘Roll-Over’ which demonstrates what can happen to unbuckled occupants in a roll-over crash.
The students were also able to compete in the Battle of the Belts, Seat Belt Competition and other fun events that highlight the importance of safety on the road.
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