Moon Area High School sophomores in Mrs. Mosberger, Mrs. DeMarco, and Mr. Persing's health classes learned about the difficulties and dangers of driving while distracted or impaired on Monday, April 15, 2019.
Student Assistance Coordinator, Mr. Joe Martonik, organized a driving expo to help new and upcoming drivers understand how both texting and driving under the influence can impair one’s ability to drive.
A driving course was set up in the gym where students used either distraction or impairment simulation goggles while driving a pedal cart through traffic cones.
In the LGI, students participated in a variety of stations including distracted driving simulation, trivia, and attempting to stack cups and golf while wearing the simulation goggles.
The event comes to raise awareness as April marks Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Several agencies came to support the cause and to provide hands-on simulation activities to help students understand the cognitive impacts and consequences of functioning while distracted or under the influence.
Moon Area School District School Resource Officer Angela Zane, Allegheny County Police, AAA East Central, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Allegheny County Health Department, Allegheny County Pretrial Services, Traffic Injury Prevention Project, and the MAHS Students Against Destructive Decisions Club all came together to make the expo a success.
Thank you to all who assisted in the event!