The week before Prom was  held at the Black Rock campus, students spent the day learning about the effects of drinking and driving. Lawrence County Deputy Blake Liscomb spoke with students ranging from the 7th grade through 12th grade, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office also provided a very real experience.

The Sheriff’s UTV was unloaded at the school and students got the chance to attempt to drive an obstacle coarse while wearing goggles designed to impair the driver and passenger. Students learned that both depth perception and reaction times were altered by the goggles causing them to run over cones placed in the parking lot.

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department has participated in similar programs across the county in order to educate students and prevent alcohol related accidents.

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