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.