Mock Crash At Jo Byrns High Shows Danger Of Texting And Driving

Mock Crash At Jo Byrns High Shows Danger Of Texting And Driving
Posted on 10/04/2019

More than 230 Jo Byrns High School students witnessed the tragic potential as a result of texting while driving when they observed a mock crash scenario played out for them at school.

 

Selected students participated in the demonstration, and realistically acted out a scene that portrayed  injury, arrest, and death. 

 

In order to make the event as realistic as possible, participants included first-responders from the Adams Fire Department, North Robertson Fire Department, Robertson County EMS, Robertson County Sheriff’s Office, Springfield Funeral Home, and Vanderbilt Medical Center’s LifeFlight.

 

Mr. Jeff Haines, Principal of JBHS, said that although the day took a lot of preparation to bring off, the result was worth the effort.

 

The mock crash, "was organized at Jo Byrns High School to inform students of the dangers of texting and driving," he said. "Students sometimes don't realize how quickly something can happen. We're hoping this experience really opens their eyes to the dangers of texting and driving. We think this event was very successful. There was a great deal of planning to make this event happen. Mrs. Jill Wingo and the FCCLA and HOSA student members did an outstanding job organizing the event and communicating with all the county agencies that made this event possible.

"We would like to thank Robertson County EMS, Robertson County Sheriffs Office, Adams Fire Department, North Robertson Fire Department, Vanderbilt Medical Center Life Flight, and Memorial Gardens Funeral Home for your involvement in this event. We would also like to thank our school resource office, Shaun McGhee, for meeting with the students after this event to provide them with further information."

 

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