Columbia City, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – “Stay Alive; Be Safe When You Drive” is the message one local Girl Scout is working on getting out to drivers.
The safe driving event, held out at Paige’s Crossing in Columbia City, was the brain child of Courtney Winters, working to achieve the Highest Award in Girl Scouting, the Girl Scout Gold.
Winters designed the event for middle school and high school students to get some hands on learning on how to be a better driver and learn about the dangers of distracted driving.
Participants had access to information from various local community agencies and the Go-Kart track for some interactive learning behind the wheel. The teens drove around the Go-Kart track first normally, then while texting, and maybe while drinking water, all while trying to avoid cardboard cutouts of people.
The added reality of actually handling a vehicle (Go-Karts) further stressed to teens to be careful while driving and prevent bad habits such as texting, or multitasking when their full attention should be on driving.
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