North Side Students Learn Dangers Behind the Wheel
JACKSON, Tenn.- First responders flocked to North Side High School, Friday. A medical helicopter even landed in the parking lot. But not to worry. No one was hurt. A mock crash was to show students the dangers of drinking and driving and texting while behind the wheel. School staff members said they hoped this scene would help students make safe decisions during the holiday season. "With the holidays coming up, we want to make sure they're not drinking and drinking and driving because of the dangers of operating a motor vehicle under the influence or not having your mind together with texting, you know. We want make sure that awareness in there," said Chris Morris, assistant principal at North Side High School. According to stopalcoholabuse.gov, in 2012 in Tennessee there were 112 alcohol-related deaths under the age of 21. 21 percent of alcohol related traffic deaths were drivers between the ages of 15 and 20.