Driving event promotes safety and sobriety

Seniors+Jonathan+Frontiero+%28left%29+and+Brennan+Crossman+in+the+impaired+driving+simulator+at+the+safe+driving+event
Seniors Jonathan Frontiero (left) and Brennan Crossman in the impaired driving simulator at the safe driving event

Seniors Jonathan Frontiero (left) and Brennan Crossman in the impaired driving simulator at the safe driving event

Seniors Jonathan Frontiero (left) and Brennan Crossman in the impaired driving simulator at the safe driving event

JENNA TAORMINA, Staff Writer/ Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






With prom season approaching, health teacher Rosa Francis, in partnership with the Gloucester Youth Council and Gloucester Police, encouraged seniors to make healthy choices and avoid substance abuse, especially while driving, with the third annual impaired driving event.

The event, which took place in the field house, featured a drunk driving simulator provided by Massachusetts State Troopers in which students experienced what it was like to drive while intoxicated. The Gloucester Police performed field sobriety tests for students who were wearing “drunk goggles”, and also provided free t-shirts to students to promote good decisions.

“It’s about having fun without taking risks,” said health teacher Rosa Francis. “Especially now that it’s prom and graduation season.”

Ms. Francis’s freshman health classes put on the event with help from the Gloucester Youth Council of the Healthy Gloucester Collaborative to promote anti-substance abuse.

Members of the Gloucester Youth Council ran three tables at the event about driving while intoxicated and its effects.

Students were issued a “license” for day and were encouraged to visit each table. At each table students received a sticker for their license. After students visited four tables, they became eligible to drive the go-carts.

“You need four stickers to drive the go-cart and get ice cream, so it encourages people to learn,” said GYC member Ben St. Cyr.

Nicastro’s Driving School also provided ice cream at the event and Bank Gloucester provided popcorn. History teacher Michael Perreault also DJ’ed the event.

“It’s a good event with prom coming up,” said senior Brennen Crossman. “And if you choose to do this stuff, make sure you have a designated driver.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Driving event promotes safety and sobriety

    News

    Orange Crane project honors victims of gun violence

  • Driving event promotes safety and sobriety

    News

    School cancelled due to smoke in Vocational Wing

  • Driving event promotes safety and sobriety

    News

    GHS baseball alumni game to raise money for cancer patient

  • Driving event promotes safety and sobriety

    News

    Gloucester High MCJROTC drills its way to 2nd place at Nationals

  • Driving event promotes safety and sobriety

    News

    Oaks and Kotob set to speak again at upcoming symposium

  • Driving event promotes safety and sobriety

    News

    Distractology program educates student drivers

  • Driving event promotes safety and sobriety

    News

    Patriots players and law officers participate in juvenile justice panel discussion

  • Driving event promotes safety and sobriety

    News

    Oaks and Kotob speak to state leaders about school gun violence

  • Driving event promotes safety and sobriety

    News

    Open Door to host annual Empty Bowl Dinner

  • Driving event promotes safety and sobriety

    News

    Interactive Credit for Life game teaches GHS students about their financial future

Driving event promotes safety and sobriety