Bloomfield High School seniors got to see the dangers of drunk-driving first-hand at a safe-teen driving event at Costa del Sol (Union, NJ) June 7.
in a series of presentations, Bloomfield's SADD (Students against Destructive Decisions) encouraged other students to use caution and common sense behind the wheel. Driving safely is especially at this time of year, the students learned, with prom and graduation around the corner.
The event was held in collaboration with the BMW of Bloomfield, Bloomfield Police Department, Bloomfield Fire Department, Bloomfield EMS, Clara Maass Hospital, and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.
Demonstrating what happens when accident victims are pulled out of a smashed car, The Bloomfield Fire Department, Bloomfield EMS, and Clara Maass Hospital "rescued" BHS volunteers Keith Barrows and Glenn Miller, was handcuffing one of them and putting him in the back of a polce car while administering emergency medical treatment to the other.
Afterwards the demonstration, the Bloomfield PD and BMW allowed all the graduating seniors to ride in golf carts while wearing beer goggles so they could "see" how dangerous drunk-driving is first-hand.
The Essex County Prosecutor's Office also dropped by, to make the students aware of the legal consequences of drinking and driving.
Afterwards, the students called the event a smashing success!
Many thanks to Rachel Goldberg, Social Sciences Teacher and SADD Advisor at Bloomfield High School, for providing the information for this article.