• The Hinds County Sheriff's Department in collaboration with Emergency Response Paramedics and local police and Fire Departments held a powerful program at Jim Hill High School on the dangers of drinking and driving and also texting and driving.

    Fatal Vision at Jim Hill

    The Hinds County Sheriff’s Office and the other law enforcement agencies and first responders came to Jim HIll on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 10:00 am to put on the Fatal Vision Demonstration and a Drunk Driver vehicle accident reenactment.

    Fatal Vision teaches high school students the dangers of drunk and distracted driving.

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    In the one-day program, supervised students wear alcohol impairment simulation goggles while driving an ATV through a course marked with traffic cones. Students see the impact of drunk driving when the course is finished, and they count the number of cones they hit.

    Fatal Vision also includes a course centered on distracted driving, where students must text answers to simple questions while behind the wheel.

    A part of the program meant to really bring home the personal impact of fatal accidents occurs when students are brought outside to see a real accident and the individuals that have been involved are their class mates.  Some students are portrayed to have been fatally injured, some are maimed, some are simply in shock and some are the impaired or distracted drivers who caused the accident and they are arrested.
     
    The program made an impact on many of the teens to vow to not drive while intoxicated or distracted.
     
    Fatal Vision Task Force
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