Middle School Students Learn About Distracted Driving

By: James Sparvero Email
By: James Sparvero Email
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Seems younger and younger kids just can't wait to drive.

Tuesday some middle schoolers got a serious lesson about why distracted driving is so dangerous.

Eighth graders at Marietta Middle School spent health class getting a first look at the dangers of impaired and distracted driving.

Students drove golf karts around the field, wearing a pair of "drunk goggles" for one lap and then texted on a cellphone for the following lap.

Health teachers and parents say the sixth year program is designed to help students use good judgement on the road ahead.

The program runs twice a year at Marietta Middle School.

Cell phones were added to the course two years ago.

The program coincides with "Red Ribbon Week", which encourages students to live a healthy lifestyle.

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