For the second year in a row the Nebraska State Patrol is working with the Scotts Bluff County drivers education on organizing an alcohol education class to emphasize the dangers of drunk and drugged driving.
Trooper Courtney Horak is the main organizer of the class that reached out to almost 100 students today at the Harms Center.
Horak told KNEB News, “We have approximately 93 students going through our impaired driving simulator. They wear the drunk goggles and attempt to drive a golf cart through our cone course. We also focus heavily on seat belt safety and the importance of wearing your seat belt. ”
Mitchell High sophomore Devon Ott says the cone course was “very difficult” while wearing the impaired driving goggles, especially backing up into a small space.
Chelsey Heyen with Ed McNulty State Farm Insurance in Mitchell helps Horak with the course. She says it is designed to teach the students that wearing a seat belt and not driving impaired should be taken seriously.