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CareFlight Air & Mobile Services will launch the Drive Smart program in local schools – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

MIAMI VALLEY — Today, Premier Health’s CareFlight Air and Mobile Services will host its Drive Smart program at area high schools.

Drive Smart has been offered for more than 20 years and is a nationally recognized crash simulation program that gives high school students real-world insight into the consequences of poor choices before getting behind the wheel of a car, according to a statement. .

The simulated accident involves a scenario with two wrecked cars which are staged to represent an accident scene immediately after a motor vehicle accident. A total of twelve student actors are involved in the simulated crash.

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The goals of Drive Smart are to educate teens about the dangers and consequences of drinking and driving, driving or driving without a seatbelt, as well as texting and driving, the statement said. .

Here are the confirmed dates and locations for the Drive Smart program:

  • Bethel High School – April 26 at 12 p.m.
  • Covington High School – April 27 at 1 p.m.
  • Greenville High School – May 2 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Clinton Massie High School – May 4 at 10 a.m.
  • Wapakoneta High School – May 4 at 1:15 p.m.
  • Wayne High School – May 6 at 8:15 p.m.

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Drive Smart is free to area high schools and approximately 30 high schools participate each year.