Tamaqua Area High School physical education teacher Jim McCabe held multiple drunk driving course program classes at the Tamaqua stadium for all his high school students throughout the day. In addition to hearing an informative lecture on driving safe, drunk driving, and a list of facts related to drunk driving, students were able to experience what it would be like to drive while being drunk.
Students wore dark or blurry goggles while they attempted to manipulate a course of curves, straight lines, and cones. Of all the students who drove the course, not one student was successful in completing the course without crossing the lines or hitting an obstacle. This event is one of a number of events the Tamaqua Area Student Government Association (TASGA) is promoting during their "Prom Promise" week held this week at the Tamaqua High School.
McCabe stressed many substance abuse facts to all his students. Two out of every five Americans will be involved in an alcohol related crash. The total cost attributable to the consequences of underage drinking was more than $53 billion per year.
On any weekend night, one of every 10 drivers are under the influence of alcohol. Short-term effects of alcohol while driving are distorted vision, hearing, and coordination, altered perceptions and emotions, and impaired j