Grades 9-12 Parent Education: "SteerSmart"
Parents of Upper Schoolers won't want to miss this presentation provided by SteerSmart, which focuses on decisions and consequences made specifically in cars. Upper School students will also hear this presentation in an assembly.
Whether a youth is a driver or a passenger, they will learn that there are ramifications from every decision made behind the wheel. Students learn from their peers in the program who have been killed by making just one fatal decision. They will also learn from victims who survived crashes but are wheel chair bound because of decisions made just before their crashes.
The program dissects the anatomy of specific crashes which result in fatalities or severely injured youth. It depicts examples of severe crashes resulting from speed, texting, too many passengers, alcohol and drugs, no seatbelt, intersection awareness, over correcting, weather, etc. The program emphasizes that all students start their day virtually in the same way. No one begins their day by thinking, “I could die this afternoon.”
Lauren Winborne, mother of six, founded SteerSmart to encourage schools, associations and communities to help prevent accidents that take lives and leave survivors impaired for life. The programs she developed arose out of research and interviews with parents who had lost their children to accidents.
The focus of the program is on the ramifications of decisions made by drivers, passengers, and their parents. These programs continue to be updated and delivered to audiences throughout the country to the acclaim of educators, parents and students.
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