Taking a devastating event & turning it into a positive.
On October 10, 1997 we lost students in a devastating train / car collision. I spent 36 years teaching Drivers Education at Milford High School and this collision had to be addressed in a manor that would help students learn from this collision.
Calling these students “Stupid” would be the wrong approach. Have to present this information in a manor that will help students to understand the facts and name calling is a poor way.
The DE Instructors teamed up with the Milford Times and they supplied us with photos to share. We also worked with The CSX Railroad “Operation Lifesaver”. The CSX Railroad had retired engineers who would come out to the school and talk to our DE Students. These engineers and the material they had to share met the objectives to help students. They never used the term “Stupid Driver”
Below are some photos supplied by our local newspaper: “Milford Times” and we are still using these photos today and “Operation Lifesaver”.
Hope this helps: Gary