Media Advisory: Students to Help Officials Spread Safe Driving Message in Quincy Tomorrow

Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 05122015 – Students to Help Officials Spread Safe Driving Message

The Highway Safety Division of the state Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, along with Quincy Police, Massachusetts State Police, and students and administrators from North Quincy High School, will hold a driving safety demonstration and press conference at the school Thursday, May 12, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The event is being held to raise awareness of safe driving habits during the prom and graduation season. Students will view a demonstration of the State Police Roll-Over simulator, which depicts in a non-graphic manner what happens to unbelted occupants when their car is involved in a rollover crash.

A brief speaking program will include remarks about the consequences of good and bad choices, offered by two members of North Quincy High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter, Lieutenant Daniel Griffin of the Massachusetts State Police Traffic Programs Section, and Representative Bruce Ayers (D-Quincy). The event will also serve as the ceremonial kickoff of the state’s latest Click It Or Ticket (CIOT) campaign, which provides grant funding from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration to state and local police to fund extra patrols to enforce motor vehicle laws. The CIOT mobilization, which began May 9 and runs through May 23, also seeks to raise public awareness of the need to wear seatbelts.

Media are invited to attend. North Quincy High School is located at 316 Hancock St.