The Students Against Distracted Driving Club shared throughout the day on April 25 the consequences of driving distracted and driving intoxicated. During class time, one student was pronounced dead every 11 minutes, the statistical death rate of teenage drivers and passengers. In the afternoon, with the help of the Metuchen Police Department, The Metuchen Fire Department, and the EMS, a mock accident was staged on campus with one casuality, one person paralyzed for life, and several injuries. The intoxicated driver was arrested and put on trial. In this video, there is a plea from the deceased student's mother that all drivers should watch.
“Students Against Distracted Driving have been working on ways to promote safe driving practices among our students and the community. Please join us in two ways: download the attached Parent-Teen Driving Agreement (sophomore students received this in Driver’s Education classes) and sign and send back to school by Friday, May 8th with your son to the main office to Dr. Ellis’s attention. You can also email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 732-549-0664. We have also been concerned with driving practices around school buses. Click on the link below to view our 2 minute video on School Bus safety: