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District Highlights Teen Safety on the Roads

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In an effort to keep our kids out of dangerous situations on the road, Bay District Schools are dedicating this week to teen safety.

"It's very important that the kids are subjected to this so they get some idea of real world experiences and see how things can affect them in real life," says Deputy Timothy Bowen with the Bay County Sheriff's Office.

Monday, students at Arnold High School tried to complete different activities with Fatal Vision, goggles that simulate a blood alcohol content of up to .21. They tried maneuvering in a wheel chair, kicking a ball, and walking a straight line.

It proved to be a difficult task for Arnold High School student Max Herman. "It was a little dizzy and quite uncomfortable. I wasn't quite sure where I was headed. It veered me off to the left and it was really uncomfortable."

Combined with a road rules refresher and FHP's roll-over simulator, students say it gave them a new perspective behind the wheel.

"It really confuses you. You're not really sure what to do and how to do it. And you just want it to be over with," says Alexandra Drye, also a student at Arnold.

"It makes me think I'd never do that. I definitely don't want to be the cause of killing somebody or injuring somebody permanently," says Herman. 

Tomorrows teen safety event will be at Bay High School.