The Dangers of Driving & Texting
The Bennington County Sheriff’s Office sent staff sergeant Joel Howard to Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester for a lesson in the dangers of texting and driving. He also brought along BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) goggles so students could see what driving impaired is like. Students first drove the course unimpaired to familiarize themselves with the golf cart and course and then a second time while responding to text messages, under the supervision of teacher Julie Crousier. They then tallied the number of cones hit, and stop line violations where counted and compared.