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Darien High Students Join Effort To Stop Dangerous Driving

Darien High School students recently held a Safety Fair to promote safe driving. From left, Kate Renaud, Carly Hubbard, state Sen. Bob Duff and Zac McEwan.
Darien High School students recently held a Safety Fair to promote safe driving. From left, Kate Renaud, Carly Hubbard, state Sen. Bob Duff and Zac McEwan. Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. – With the school’s prom scheduled for May 17, Darien High School students held a Safety Fair as part of the national Students Against Destructive Decisions campaign.

The students were joined by First Selectmen Jayme Stevenson, state Sen. Bob Duff (D-25) and representatives from the state Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Transportation, Darien’s Greenlight Driving School and the Connecticut State Police to discuss ways to ensure students make sound decisions when behind the wheel of a car. In addition to S.A.D.D., the Darien Depot Youth Center also sponsored the event.

Using a simulator, state troopers gave a demonstration on what it feels like to be involved in an accident if you are texting while driving or operating a vehicle while under the influence.

"Drunk driving is a horribly irresponsible behavior that kills thousands of Americans every year,” Duff said in a statement. “Though texting and driving may seem less harmful to some people, it too proves deadly, especially among teenagers but for people of all ages."

Duff added, "The more that we can promote good driving habits, and the more that teenagers can encourage their friends to use their good judgment, the safer our roads will be."

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