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Brake Program

18/03/2014

Constable Graham Parkinson and Year 12 Coordinator, Scott Pearson arranged for Year 11 and 12 students participating in the Brake Program to experience the effects of drink driving.  Students were given a pair of beer goggles and then drove a golf buggy around an obstacle course on the oval.  The aim of the activity was to allow students to experience the effects of drink driving and how it impairs their ability to drive safely.  The program focuses on traffic safety and the fatal five – drink driving, drug driving, attention and fatigue, speed and seat belts.

Report by Rebecca Harris

Today a few of the Year 12’s participated in a defensive drivers course.  We wore beer goggles and drove a golf buggy through a course.  The goggles were equivalent to a blood alcohol level of 0.07%.  The start of the course was the most difficult, it was hard to follow the cones with blurred vision.  There was a lot of corners and false intoxication made it hard to keep on the course.