On Wednesday, May 7, there will be a joint effort between the Valparaiso Police Department, Indiana Students Against Destructive Decisions and the Valparaiso High School S.A.D.D. chapter to conduct safe driving activities in the VHS fieldhouse from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Some of the activities will include:
The Seat Belt Convincer, to demonstrate the importance of buckling up. Students 18 or older can experience the actual force of a 5-7 mile per hour crash wearing a seat belt. Students under the age of 18 may do so with a signed parent permission slip. The Convincer will be brought by Geoff Grow, program director of Indiana S.A.D.D.
Mr. Grow will also be bringing the Fatal Vision Obstacle Course. This consists of a student driving a golf cart wearing the Fatal Vision (also known as "drunk") goggles around traffic cones. This will demonstrate how even a little drinking can affect your judgment and impair your driving.
The Quick-Click Challenge is always a huge favorite among high school students, demonstrating how fast and easy it is to buckle up. This times event pits groups of four students against each other to see which group can rotate all four places within the S.A.D>D> truck while buckling themselves in each time. The overall winners of the day will receive Quick-Click tee shirts.
VHS S.A.D.D. members will be conducting a ring toss game for students wearing the "drunken" goggles for small prizes. Other activities may include corn hole games and free throw contests.
All of the people involved in this endeavor have been working very hard to make it a success. We hope that you will come out to see all of us in action on Wednesday.