Teen Drivers Learn Dangers of the Road | News
Some teen drivers received a reality check on the dangers of what could happen if driving while distracted, or under the influence of alcohol, Saturday.
An annual "Teen Driving Roadeo" took place at the Hutchings Career Center in Macon.
Nearly 40 teens learned what it's like to drive a vehicle with blurred vision. They used beer goggles to simulate a driver under the influence of alcohol.
The young drivers also maneuvered through courses that taught them the dangers of texting while driving.
They also witnessed a simulation of rescue units saving a person from a crashed vehicle.
Gaila Heath says the experience taught her a valuable lesson.
"Not to get in a car wreck or to try to avoid getting in car wrecks. I do not want to go through that in a real life situation," said Heath.
"We want to give them skills that they can use when they get out in the real world and drive on the streets," said Mark Watson, President of the Kiwanis Club of Macon.
The Kiwanis Club hosted the event. Members of Macon-Bibb rescue units helped out as well.