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Competition, cones, crash simulators help teach important lesson

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Simulators allowed students to safely experience the impact of a minor crash. Simulators allowed students to safely experience the impact of a minor crash.
Students competed to see who could buckle up the quickest and be ready for the road. Students competed to see who could buckle up the quickest and be ready for the road.
Students tried to drive around cones while wearing goggles that simulated the effects of being impaired. Students tried to drive around cones while wearing goggles that simulated the effects of being impaired.
Nicole Morrison Nicole Morrison

CHARLESTOWN, IN (WAVE) – A teacher used her personal experience to teach students a lesson about what could happen if they don't make smart decisions behind the wheel Friday.

The Indiana chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions, or SADD, visited Charlestown High ahead of the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Teacher Nicole Morrison said working to prevent drunk driving has become a personal endeavor for her after she was hit by a suspected impaired driver across the street from the high school.

"My main goal when I was able to come back to teaching here is I want students to be aware of how dangerous distracted driving can be of any sort, and how your life can change in an instant," Morrison said.

Students didn't just sit and listen, they competed to see who could buckle up the quickest and be ready to hit the road.

They also used simulators so students could safely experience the impact of a minor crash and students wore goggles that simulated the effects of being impaired while attempting to drive around cones.

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