Students Take Part in “The Stop Program”
Juniors and seniors of Harborfields High School recently took part in an interactive anti-drunk driving program known as “The Stop Program.” Deputy Sheriffs Tom Indence and Rich Baker of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department shared information regarding the laws and consequences of driving under the influence.
Students were then offered the opportunity to participate in a simulated drunk-driving experience by wearing altered goggles and driving a buggy through a course of traffic cones that represented pedestrians.
“It was a really innovative way to get the point across to us,” remarked student Gerard Callan. “Much better than a lecture, because you actually get to experience the lack of control you have over your actions.”
Photo left: Senior Gerard Callan of Harborfields High School takes a ride in the “Drunk Buggy” with Deputy Sheriffs Tom Indence (left) and Rich Baker of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department as part of an interactive anti-drunk driving program known as “The Stop Program.”
By Alison DeMaria