What happens when Old Bridge High School 10th graders navigate an obstacle course containing a stop sign, traffic circle, pedestrians in a crosswalk and a traffic light, all while performing a math problem on a calculator?
KMM joined Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in conducting a Distracted Driver/Pedestrian Program and the results were not surprising! Of the 200 students who walked the course, only a handful received a perfect score. When evaluated after the program, the students never realized the mistakes they made while concentrating on their calculations. The results were indeed sobering.
The program is designed to educate students about the dangers of being distracted while driving or being a pedestrian. And since Middlesex County carries the #1 rank in the state for pedestrian accidents, the need to start educating our younger generation is important.
Remember, regardless of our age, we all need to be aware of our surroundings when out on the roads and concentrate on getting to our destination safely.