Students learn about dangers of drunk driving

By Megan Carpenter

October 17, 2013 Updated Oct 17, 2013 at 7:03 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Impaired or distracted driving can be a danger to everyone on the road.

Thursday, high school students from 13 Broome County schools got to learn first hand.

The students filled the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.

County Executive Debbie Preston spoke, recounting to them a drunk driving crash that almost killed her mother.

Preston teamed up with the coordinator of the Broome County Stop DWI Program to put on the event.

"They also are more likely to use a cell phone while driving and don't have the experience necessary to know better than to make those decisions," said Stop DWI Coordinator, Chris Marion.

Students were able to see a mock car crash, a seat belt demonstration, and try on real "beer goggles" that are designed to impair vision.