Drivers Expo • News • Forest View High School
On Thursday 29 June we were fortunate enough to be invited to take our Year 12 & 13 students to be part of the Teen Driver Expo at the South Waikato Event Centre. This invaluable Expo has been running for several years and it’s aim is to make young drivers aware of the potential dangers that they could face on the road. Workshops at times were very hard hitting with our emergency service workers sharing their experiences on the job, opportunities included:
Tokoroa Volunteer Fire Brigade demonstration of their role at a motor vehicle accident.
Tokoroa St Johns Ambulance shared their experiences of their work with motor vehicle accident victims.
Tokoroa Police and Bluelight put students in goggles to alter their vision, simulating the effect of alcohol on completing normally simple tasks.
NZ Police Booze Bus gave the statistics on drunk and drugged driving.
TCOSS had a visual demonstration of how important it is to be vigilant when reversing.
NZ Police spoke about some basics of keeping a vehicle roadworthy.
These workshops coupled with presentations from Corrections, NZ Police and the Mum of a young person involved in a motor vehicle accident gave a clear and serious message to our students.
We are very grateful to Bluelight and South Waikato District Council for the organisation of this excellent Expo.