International Save a Life Tour coming to Tippecanoe

For Miami Valley Today

TIPP CITY — The International Save A Life Tour will be visiting Tippecanoe High School Friday, the eve of the prom and one week before graduation.

An all-school assembly begins at 8:05 a.m. and concludes at 9 a.m. Immediately following this, the senior class will work with the hands- on simulator activities for approximately 90 minutes. The other students will do the same in the afternoon from 12:05-2:15 p.m.

The presentations will be followed by brand new texting and impaired driving virtual reality driving simulators.

This is the program the Department of Defense uses, as well as the Connecticut DOT, Missouri DOT, Michigan Highway Safety and Tennessee Highway Safety, informing students on the dangers of driving impaired and driving while texting.

The Save A Life Tour is a comprehensive high impact safe driving awareness program that informs, educates, and demonstrates the potentially deadly consequences resulting from poor choices and decisions made by the operator of a motor vehicle. The program specifically places emphasis on the following driving situations:

• Driver Experience — young drivers and driver behavior based on maturity.

• Improper Driver Behavior — careless driving habits; speeding, turn signal use.

• Safety Restraints — proper seat belt usage.

• Impaired Driving — alcohol usage, controlled substance, drowsiness.

• Distracted Driving — cell phones, passenger activities.

• Motorcycle — awareness, operation.