Young drivers see what happens in rollover wrecks

BROWNSVILLE, Ky. – Students at Edmonson County High School learned valuable and life saving lessons Tuesday about safe driving.

Sophomores spent part of their morning outside learning about how a seatbelt works during a roll over car crash and saw dummy demonstrations of what being ejected from a car can look like.

“For a long time, I’ve worn a shoulder strap behind my back. Today, I hope I’m going to forever leave it over my shoulder and everything and not drink and drive,” said Maison May, sophomore at Edmonson County High School.

They also spent some time driving go karts and walking a straight line in drunk goggles.

Students were all giggles when they saw classmates strike a cone, but law enforcement reminded them that while Tuesday was fun and games, on the streets, it is life and death.

“Right now is the time to talk to them to make sure they understand the seriousness of this because once you start driving, a lot of responsibilities go onto your shoulders,” said Kentucky State Police Trooper Daniel Priddy.

Following the outdoor activities, students met in the auditorium to see a very graphic and emotional film showing the effects of impaired driving and driving without a seatbelt.

Kentucky State Police, the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office and the Edmonson County School District collaborated on the event.