CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: October 21, 2013||
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot
The Department of Transportation’s Governor’s Highway Safety Office is bringing the “Save-a-Life Tour” to four Connecticut high schools this week. This tour uses a unique mix of first hand peer experience, a powerful video and hands-on experience with a driving simulator meant to impact high school students and potential young drivers.
Tuesday: Westport Staples
Wednesday: Danbury High School
Thursday: Farmington High School
Friday: Windham High School
Additional Information about this tour:
In conjunction with the 2013 impaired and distracted driving campaigns, our partnering with Kramer Entertainment’s ‘Save a Life Tour’ for four presentations in separate Connecticut high schools allows the Highway Safety Office (HSO) to again reach students across the state.
The presentation begins with a high-impact 15 minute video which shows lifelike crashes caused by driver negligence to give the students a powerful perspective of the effects of distracted driving. A Save a Life Tour employee then follows this video with an engaging speech to drive home the message that driving impaired or distracted can cause crashes, injuries, or even death in a matter of seconds. Following the video and speech the students are separated into groups by class, and each student takes part in the distracted driving simulation while the others watch rolling film of statistics and safety footage on large projection screens. Kramer brings state-of-the-art driving simulators to these schools which give students the hands-on and completely realistic experience of how driving irresponsibly puts them in grave risk of a devastating crash that could cost them their lives. The hands-on portion of the presentation is designed to accommodate 60-70 students per hour and approximately 350-420 in a day. Giant impaired and distracted driving posters will also be on display throughout the presentation. Given how prevalent distracted and impaired driving is especially among youths, this presentation will make a lasting impact on teens throughout the state and encourage them to drive safely and attentively at all times.