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COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The Columbus County Sheriff's Office will be teaming up with local schools and agencies soon to present a program aimed to warn students and parents of reckless driving.
According to a news release from the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office, the program will be presented during the week of March 25, at both West Columbus High School and South Columbus High School.
Authorities say teen drivers are being injured at an alarming rate, and something needs to be done.
As part of the VIP for a VIP Program (Vehicle Injury Prevention for a Very Important Person), a PowerPoint presentation and video will be show, while facts and figures related to teenage fatalities will also be given.
Additionally, students will go outside to watch a demonstration of a fatal car crash.
The WCHS presentation will be Monday, March 25 starting at 10:30 a.m., while the SCHS presentation will take place the next day at the same time.
To learn more, you can contact Elizabeth Woodburn with the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 642-6551.
Agencies assisting with or participating in the program include the following: Cerro Gordo Fire and Rescue, Evergreen Fire, Chadbourn Fire and Rescue, Roseland Fire, the Fair Bluff Fire Department, Powell’s Recycling Svc, the Fair Bluff Police Department, the Chadbourn Police Department, Williams Township Fire Department, Tabor City Fire Department, Brunswick Fire Dept, Tabor City Rescue, Tabor City Police, Columbus County EMS, North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina Wildlife and The News Reporter.
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