Sergeant John McPhail and Constable Kat Treasure of Lowood Police participated in the RACQ docudrama road safety program at the Lowood State High School, on Wednesday October 14.
This program is aimed at students in their senior year and includes a traffic crash scenario that is designed to give them a reality check before they get behind the wheel of a car. Students witnessed the re-enactment of the crash that included officers from the Queensland Police Service, Queensland Ambulance Service and staff from Gatton Funeral Services.
Three students from the Lowood State High School portrayed the young people as they were travelling in a car which collided with a tree.
Following the scenario, the students participated in information sessions with staff from RACQ and viewed a video that showed the lead up to the traffic crash. During this session, students were educated on the Fatal Five and were asked to identify factors that they believed contributed to the crash.
The Fatal Five:
- Drink and Drug Driving
- Driver Distraction.
The second session saw the students participate in a question and answer scenarios which included how they would feel about getting in a car where the driver was impaired by drugs or alcohol. Students had a clicker device that sent their anonymous answers to a computer system. Results were instant and highlighted what the students thought about this and a range of other questions.
It was identified that quite a few students already had their driver licence or their learner permit. It was good to see the students engage in the sessions and we are sure they gained valuable information that will assist them in making the right decisions when it comes to driving.