“Act Out Loud” for student safety

| June 1, 2018

June 2 and 3 was prom weekend in Solanco, and graduation will be June 8, and community organizations visited the high school to provide presentations  to students on the importance of safety, responsible decision-making, and driving without distractions (no texting, no driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and never allowing too many passengers in the vehicle). Solanco High School nurse Becky Taylor said students are also participating in a number of “activity stations, using ‘drunk goggles’ to simulate intoxication, and using driving and
texting simulators.”

Act Out Loud1ESOLThe “DUI Taxi,” or half police car – half taxi cab, has information on it indicating drivers under the influence pay about $1,800 for a ride in the police cruiser as compared to an approximate $20 ride in a cab.

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Students wearing “Drunk Goggles” experienced how drinking and impaired senses make it very difficult and awkward to even unlock and enter a vehicle, and demonstrating how dangerous drinking and driving would be.

“There will be a Prom Promise banner and cards where seniors can sign a prom promise and put their thumbprint on a banner” pledging their commitment to safety, Taylor said.

The Solanco School District sincerely appreciates the businesses and organizations that are participating and/or supporting the important, potentially life-saving activities at the high school:  AAA, AllState Insurance, Lancaster General Hospital – Trauma, Caron Foundation, Quarryville Fire Department, Lancaster County Prison, Compassmark,   Quarryville Police, Center for Traffic Safety, Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers, DUI Council of Lancaster, Spanish American Civic Association, DUI Taxi, Pennsylvania State Police, DUI Van, Wakefield EMS, Gaudenzia, Weigel Counseling Associates, Gift of Life, Local Volunteering Opportunities, Paul Risk Associates, Lapp’s Family Restaurant, B.B.’s Grocery Outlet, Full Circle Recycling,
Redner’s Market,  Kreider’s Market, and Ferguson and Hassler Inc.

Category: High School News

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Keith Kaufman is the Director of Community Relations for Solanco School District. 786-5617.

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