Submitted by Cst. Chris MOSLEY
Leduc, AB – On October 13, 2016, the Leduc RCMP’s Municipal Integrated Traffic Unit (LMITU) partnered with the Youth Initiatives & Education in Lifestyles & Driving (Y.I.E.L.D) Association to present hands-on education about the dangers of distracted driving.
The event was held at Christ The King school in Leduc, where students were given the opportunity to drive in a sophisticated driving simulator.
Participants were asked to send a brief text message while in the simulator, resulting in a variety of traffic safety hazards, from extreme changes in vehicle speed, crossing into oncoming lanes, and collisions. In this risk free simulation, students were able to experience the very real results of distracted driving.
As part of the Leduc RCMP’s strategy to reduce injury collisions in the City of Leduc, this presentation will be held at other schools and events throughout the community.