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High School Students Learn How to 'Save a Life'

Presenters from the Save a Life Tour will teach students about the dangers of drinking and driving.

 

Cinnaminson High School students will learn about the dangers of drunken driving in a special assembly this morning from the folks at Save a Life Tour.

Brought to students by the Cinnaminson Police Department, juniors and seniors will further learn about the issue by participating in a driving simulator that shows them how drinking impairs a driver.

“It should be a really amazing program,” said Officer Michael Czarzasty, who heads up the DARE program and works with township students on public safety issues.

The Save a Life Tour is based out of Chicago and presenters travel the United States to teach students about drinking and texting while driving. Czarzasty wanted to reach out to high school students since educational efforts had been concentrated with the younger students thus far.

“We went to the school to see if they had a budget for the program,” Czarzasty did. “They were more than welcome to take on the program.”

All high school students will be at the hour-long assembly and the upperclassmen will use their gym classes to simulate drunken driving by the Save a Life Tour presenters.

If the program is successful, Czarzasty said, he will try to get the Save the Life presenters to come back to hold a presentation on the dangers of texting and driving.

Stay with Patch for photos from the event.

John November 15, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Oh boy from the headlines 'Save a Life' I thought they were talking about CPR, not drinking and driving.....I guess I am out of touch with what subjects they are teaching now a day in school.....Texting is another subject thats new and is it that important to text while driving, do not think so, but if so then pull over and park the car....I guess logic is not present in todays class work....oh well....have a good day
Chip November 15, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Thanks for bringing this valuable program to our kids!
Concerned Resident November 15, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Glad to see the Cinnaminson Police Department is doing some good but someone needs to give them one of those signs that says, "Drive Like Your Kids Live Here". Not once but twice my daughter and I have almost been run down by the driver of the undercover red Charger in the parking lot at the Shoppes at Cinnaminson. The driver of the car this past Saturday did not have any lights or sirens on to indicate that he was a police officer. The first incident I did not realize it was a police car until it had passed by us. I do not feel that speeding through the crowded parking lot, for most likely another shoplifting incident at ShopRite, is really necessary.

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