Mock crash to demonstrate realities of impaired driving

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NEW GLASGOW – Grade 12 high school students from North Nova Education Centre will see firsthand the devastating realities associated with impaired driving by drugs or alcohol and the realities emergency responders face each time they respond to a crash involving teens.

New Glasgow Regional Police, New Glasgow Fire Department, Trenton Fire Department, MADD Pictou County are presenting a mock collision for high school students at North Nova Education Centre today at 11 a.m.

Alcohol and driver distraction are two of the leading factors in fatal and serious injury collisions in Nova Scotia. The students will witness a mock collision which will display a  graphic representation of the emotion of the victims of a collision and the professionalism and skills of emergency responders to treat the injured.

“This mock collision will show the realities of making an irresponsible decision to drink and drive”, says Const. Ken MacDonald. “We hope that students will be responsible during their graduation by witnessing the mock collision and the consequences of impaired driving.”