High school students from New Iberia participate in "Consequences of Impact"

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Mock crash involving fellow classmates in impaired and distracted driving

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 2:09pm

This morning students from Highland Baptist high school participated in Consequences of Impact, which is a mock crash involving impaired and distracted driving.  Classmates acted out a fatal crash scenario in front of their peers, allowing the students to see first-hand how drinking, driving, and poor decisions affect everyone involved.

"I hope these students leave here today not scared for one day, but thinking we want them to be thinking about what their decisions are going to be and truly understand the consequences of their decisions.  If they leave with a plan in place, and leave deciding to make better choices then we've done our job here today," says Katie Broussard, injury prevention coordinator at Womens and Childrens, education manager with Sudden Impact Program.

Numerous state and local agencies partnered with Louisiana State Police today including Womens and Childrens, Iberia Parish Sheriffs Office, Iberia Parish Fire Department, Acadian Ambulance, Mark's Towing, and Pellerin's Funeral Services.  Consequences of Impact is a reinforcement activity that is promoted through the Sudden Impact program offered through partnership by the Louisiana State Police and Womens and Childrens hospital.

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