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Students get visual reminder to drive safe on prom night

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Area high school students were given a visual lesson in the dangers of distracted or intoxicated driving, just in time for prom.

On the night of their prom, sophomore drivers education students at Saint Joseph High School in Hammonton simulated an accident for other students at the school.  Students were told the driver of the car was driving while intoxicated, and killed one of her friends, and paralyzed another.

Teachers say seeing an accident like this helps the warnings sink in, and students agree.

"I mean, who would want to have to live through something like this, I mean just seeing it, even acting it out is so scary," said Jessica Bergbauer, a sophomore student who played the driver in the crash.

This was the first year the school held an accident simulation, and it was made possible through a grant from the Brain Alliance of New Jersey.

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