Road to Reality! Tonight 6-9 PM

ROAD TO REALTY
Tonight at Plainfield North High School
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It’s often hard to convince teens that they’re not invincible. However, “Road to Reality”, a unique program graphically illustrating the consequences of drunken driving, strives to do just that.

Plainfield North High School will again help 6th-12th grade students understand those consequences through the third annual “Road to Reality” from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the school, 12005 S. 248th Street, Plainfield.

This free event is open to all District 202 middle and high school students and their parents or adult guardians. Refreshments will be available.

***This program is not recommended for children under age 10 due to its graphic nature.***

“Road to Reality” is an innovative and powerful educational program that illustrates the consequences of drunken driving.

Participants will “depart” on their journey at 15-minute intervals starting at 6 p.m. They will witness four scenes illustrating the fallout from drunk driving, including: a car crash; a tragic trip to the hospital; a bedroom filled with regret; and a sentencing in a courtroom.

This program is very popular. Please arrive by 7 p.m. to guarantee a “departure” time.

Several PNHS students and numerous outside resources are working together to make this event as realistic as possible.

Officials from the Will County Coroner, Judge’s Association, the Plainfield Fire and Police departments, the Plainfield Emergency Management Agency and Edward Hospital emergency room doctors and trauma nurses will play key roles to help send the message, said Plainfield North High School Dean Julie Adelmann.

“It is important that both parents and students see the consequences of teen drinking and driving,” Adelmann said.

“We want to help parents and students find ways to talk about this important issue and learn how to avoid the temptation for an adolescent to drink alcohol and get behind the wheel of a vehicle,” Adelmann said.

“Road to Reality” will also feature representatives of the:

  • Will County State’s Attorney
  • Will County Sheriff’s Department, and the Illinois State Police
  • Canadian National Railroad
  • Operation Lifesaver
  • Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM)
  • Will County Health Department
  • Illinois Secretary of State’s Office
  • AAA of Greater Chicago
  • FACES4 safe driving organization

“We are presenting this program again this year to help parents and adults need to learn how to teach their children that they are not invincible, and that a few seconds of short-sighted thinking can lead to long-term pain and suffering,” Adelmann said.

For more information contact Adelman at (815) 609-8506 or jadelman@psd202.org.

 

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