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To the editor: With prom season in full swing and fatalities and injury accidents statistically up during prom and graduation season, Fremont Ross High School displayed the deadly effects of drinking and driving with a mock crash Wednesday afternoon. Students from Fremont Ross, St Joseph’s Central Catholic and Vanguard School watched as some of their classmates were injured in a mock car accident by not making good choices when it comes to alcohol and getting behind the wheel. 

These teens were privileged to have the opportunity to see our community’s leaders, school administrators and numerous public servants come together in an effort to express the dangers of driving while intoxicated. I know that this was a very time consuming project and much coordination had to take place to pull it off.

On behalf of the Sandusky County Health Department, I would like to express my gratitude all of the individuals, businesses and agencies involved with this event. Your time and effort was well spent and your compassion for youth was evident.

Young drivers are a high-risk group, partially because they are young and just learning the rules, but that is not the only reason. Young drivers often think they are invincible; that the crashes caused by teenage drinking and driving reported on the news will never happen to them. In reality, we know that this is not the case. As a community member, a parent, and prevention professional I want thank you all for doing such a great job of portraying the reality of such an event while emphasizing the dangers involved in underage alcohol use.

By Stacey Gibson
Sandusky County Health Department
Prevention Partnership Coordinator

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