On Sept. 12, Lincoln-Way Central High School hosted its annual “Road to Reality” event. The event hosted six, 45-minute tours from 4:30 until 6:10 p.m.
Road to Reality is a six-scene re-enactment of a teenage drunken driving accident where students learn the consequences of drinking and driving.
This powerful event is designed to raise awareness about the physical, emotional and legal consequences of underage alcohol and drug use. Scheduled just before Homecoming, the activity addresses decisions students may be confronted with while driving.
The re-enactment is targeted toward all students, but especially 10th-grade students, in the hope that earning the privilege of learning to drive will be accompanied by safe and smart decisions.
In a news release LWC Associate Principal Beth McNamara said over 60 Lincoln-Way Central students volunteered their time and over 350 students, parents and community members attended the event.
The purpose of the activity is to impact student views on alcohol, drug and driver safety before they find themselves in a situation that requires them to make life-altering decisions.