Durham students encouraged to be good drivers at crash prevention lesson

DURHAM, NC (WNCN) — Students in Durham County got a valuable lesson on the dangers of distracted driving and driving under the influence.

The “Crash Prevention Network of North Carolina” stopped by the Durham School of Creative Studies Monday afternoon for a presentation including a pretty graphic video and a coffin with a mirror inside.

Kid’s said what they saw really hit home.

“I’ll drive slowly if I ever do drive and slow things down and not get distracted a lot,” said 10th grader, Briana Belkin. “I think that I should just concentrate.”

At least 200 students from 6th to 12th grade attended the presentation. CPN-NC officials said that students are encouraged to be aware of the dangers and of the steps they can take to prevent them when it comes to driving.

“For whatever reason, maybe they know somebody who’s affected by it and I think the impact of the videos that are shown, it’s them,” said DSCS Coach, LeVon Barnes. “It could be them. So it’s very important that we bring that type of education to the kids so that they can hopefully make better choices.”

The Durham School of Creative Sciences is the first school in Durham to have the Crash Prevention Network program. They plan to have another in the spring.

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