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SeDoMoCha eighth-graders experience the dangers of distracted driving

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SeDoMoCha Atlantic Partners EMS

Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom
BUCKLE UP — SeDoMoCha Middle eighth-grader Jade LaPlante experiences the impact of a 5 mph crash and the importance of wearing a seatbelt in the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety’s “Seat Belt Convincer” during a demonstration on May 31 at the Dover-Foxcroft school, as LaPlante’s classmate Levi Strout looks on. Atlantic Partners EMS brought the Seat Belt Convincer and a distracted driving video simulator — students could connect their own phones to the system — to SeDoMoCha as eighth-graders learned about the dangers of distracted driving and the importance of traffic safety.

Observer photos/Stuart Hedstrom
SEAT BELT CONVINCER — SeDoMoCha Middle School eighth-graders Hannah Vail and Levi Strout each take a turn in the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety “Seat Belt Convincer” during a May 31 demonstration in Dover-Foxcroft. The two buckled up to experience what a 5 mph crash would be like. Atlantic Partners EMS brought the Seat Belt Convincer and a distracted driving video simulator to SeDoMoCha as eighth-graders learned about the dangers of distracted driving a year before many of them will take driver’s ed.

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