2008
Rollover simulation, DUI obstacle course highlight traffic safety fair

Rollover simulation, DUI obstacle course highlight traffic safety fair
March 27, 2008

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 500,000 individuals are hurt in alcohol-related automobile accidents every year. Meanwhile, speed is a factor in 30 percent of all fatal crashes, second only to alcohol (39 percent). In an effort to educate students of all ages, as well as the general public, of the dangers of drunk driving and speeding, the Benedictine University Police Department is sponsoring a Traffic Safety Fair in the Krasa Center Quad area from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30. The fair will feature a seatbelt and rollover simulation by the Illinois State Police; a demonstration of a crash-rescue with the “Jaws of Life” by the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department; and a golf cart obstacle course which drivers can attempt to navigate while using Fatal Vision impairment goggles. Representatives of Families Against Chronic Excessive Speed will be in attendance with information regarding safe driving. The event is open to the public. For more information, contact the Benedictine University Police Department at (630) 829-6122.

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Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.