**Warning – images may be graphic. All injuries portrayed are simulated**
Students at Newport learned an important lesson about distracted driving. The Bellevue Fire and Police departments hosted a DUI drill to show students a mock, yet realistic, DUI/distracted driving crash scene. They changed the name from “reenactment” to drill to help the students understand the likelihood of the scenario. With the increase of accidents due to distracted driving, the story followed the aftermath of a driver who had been texting while driving.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of teenage deaths in the nation. An overwhelming amount are caused by driving distractions such as texting, talking with friends and changing music. The good news is, with education and safe practices, these crashes are preventable. Learn more about what Bellevue School District is doing to increase awareness for distracted driving with the Tune In/Not Out (TINO) campaign.