The Central Montana Youth Challenge presents “Ghost Out”

According to a 2017 report by Impact Teen Drivers, “Teen driver crashes are the leading cause of death for our nation’s youth. The overwhelming majority of these crashes are caused by inexperience or distractions.” Furthermore, the most dangerous time for teens in regards to traffic fatalities are prom and graduation season (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 2017). Education and awareness is the key to reducing the startling statistics haunting teen drivers.
The Central Montana Youth Challenge organizers invite you to a Ghost Out program at the Fergus County Fairgrounds on March 29, from 1-2:30 p.m.
The afternoon assembly will include a demonstration from Lewistown City Police and Fire Rescue, along with Emergency Medical Service providers from the Central Montana Medical Center, responding to a simulated car accident. The exercise offers students the opportunity to experience what happens after a serious accident. Weather and availability permitting, there will also be a life flight helicopter to airlift a victim away, provided by HELP Flight St. Vincent Healthcare. Following the vehicle extrication simulation, the event will also feature guest speakers from professional providers and family members who have been affected by accidents caused by distracted driving, aimed at further warning students about the dangers of distracted driving.
Organizers encourage parents and community members to attend the Ghost Out to alert everyone of the seriousness of distracted or reckless driving, as well as driving under the influence.
This distracted driving prevention event is sponsored by Central Montana Foundation, Central Montana Health District, Central Montana Medical Center-EMS, Fergus County Disaster and Emergency Services, Fergus County DUI Task Force, Fergus County Sheriff and Dispatch, Lewistown City Police, Lewistown Fire Rescue, Lewistown School District, Montana Highway Patrol and HELP Flight St. Vincent Healthcare.

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