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Mock crash gives real world look at consequences of distracted driving

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Cienega High School's Commitment to Buckle Club is hosting a 'mock crash' event today, in the hopes of educating its students on the consequences of distracted driving.

Participating in the mock crash will be the UAMC Trauma Center, Rincon Valley Fire District crews and the Pima County Sheriff's Department as well as Lifenet.  The demonstration is scheduled to begin at noon.  

All will be on hand to give students a real life look at what happens when a driver is either impaired or distracted and driving.  Emergency crews will respond to the 'crash' as if it were an actual accident scene, with a patient airlift and multiple emergency vehicles. 

A Safety Fair is scheduled after the crash, in the school courtyard; there will be exhibits, booths and activities to help educate the teens.

The hope is that students will get the idea that driving while texting or while they are impaired can have a huge impact on their lives. 

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