BISMARCK, ND (KFYR) – A simulated reversal on Friday showed the kids at Flasher Public School what can happen in a car accident. This is part of a demonstration by law enforcement, Vision Zero, Sanford AirMed and Flasher Fire Department and Ambulance. They teach children about their roles in the community and hope to encourage them to make responsible choices.
“These are critical decision-making skills. Dealing with stressful situations, peer pressure and communicating effectively,” said Morton County Sheriff’s Office and SRO Deputy David Tomlinson.
Among other things, students learned about the role of first responders, K-9 searches, and traffic stops.
“Like what questions are going to be asked by the officer, what they need to have on them, basically what it entails if you get arrested,” Deputy Tomlinson said.
The children responded positively.
“They can see there are a lot of resources, a lot of resources that can help people on a daily basis,” said Deputy Tomlinson.
Organizers say they hope to introduce hands-on education and the Vision Zero initiative to other schools in the county.
Flasher is the first school in Morton County to become a “Vision Zero School” where student leaders advocate for traffic safety. The mission is to eliminate deaths and serious injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents.
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