L.A. Students Learn About Teen Crash Risks, Statistics At Hands-On Auto Club Event

WHAT:
Teen Driver Safety Week/Announcement of Research Results: At a Health and Safety Fair for Monroe High students, the Auto Club will release a new teen crash analysis revealing the results of recent enhancements to California’s Graduated Driver Licensing law.



Visual elements: Safety Fair with Teen Car Fit, Fatal Vision Goggles and Safe Moves Rock Wall: Students will be “custom-fitted” in vehicles for safety and visibility; will use “fatal vision goggles” to demonstrate DUI impairment; and experience first-hand what it feels like to be in a 20-mph crash by climbing and then falling (using safety harness) from the Safe Moves rock wall. Dispatch Magazine safety festival offers music and educational materials to students.

 

WHY:
Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teen-agers. The Auto Club, James Monroe High School, Dispatch Magazine and Safe Moves are partnering to show driver safety practices to teens during National Teen Driver Safety Week.


WHEN:
10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20; National Teen Driver Safety Week is Oct. 19-25 
 
WHERE:
James Monroe High School, 9222 Haskell Ave., North Hills, 91343-3115; High school is one block off the 405 Fwy. Event is at the softball field.
 
WHO:
 --Tom Jones, Assistant Principal James Monroe High School

-- Steven A. Bloch, PhD, senior researcher, Auto Club Traffic Safety

-- Pat Hines, Safe Moves