SADD to host Save a Life Tour as pre-prom awareness
April 11, 2017
Mundelein High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions [SADD] will partner with the Save a Life Tour to help students understand the dangers of impaired driving. An all-day awareness program will take place Monday, April 24 as a prelude to the Prom set for Friday, May 5.
“The target audience for this event will be juniors and seniors, as they [primarily] will be our prom attendees,” said Ryan Buck, SADD advisor.
The activities will begin with a homeroom assembly where students will witness the dangers of impaired driving. It will be followed by the use of simulators in the main gym for students to experience “hands on” examples of these dangers.
Two types of simulators will be available for student use. One targets impaired driving which shows participants the very real and often fatal consequences of poor choices that are made while impaired or distracted and driving. The other specifically focuses on what can happen if someone is texting and driving.
“Our goal is to raise awareness for students to continue making good decisions by avoiding the temptation of drugs and alcohol, but then not getting behind the wheel,” Buck explained.
The Save a Life Tour is a comprehensive high impact safe driving awareness program that informs, educates and demonstrates the potentially deadly consequences resulting from poor choices and decisions made by the operator of a motor vehicle. The program emphasizes driver experience, improper driver behavior, safety restraints, impaired driving, distracted driving and motorcycle operation.