LUMBERTON, MS (WDAM) - Prom is this weekend for many high schools in the Pine Belt area, and Lumberton High School, along with MDOT, held a "Survive Your Drive" challenge for students.
The experience showed students the dangers and effects of driving impaired.
This program raises awareness about the importance of seat belt safety and the dangers of impaired and distracted driving.
"We are here to actually learn what would happen if we were to make this bad decision, and not only ruin our lives, but we could hurt somebody else and hurt their family," said Heather Baker, a sophomore at Lumberton High. "Since we are about to start driving, we are trying to learn to be the best we can be on the road. To not only protect ourselves but to protect others and to not hurt other people."
Pine Belt Mental Healthcare was also there asking the students to sign a Prom Promise, which said that they will not to drink and drive or get in a car with someone who's under the influence of drugs or alcohol.