(2/1/2012 1:47 PM
JACKSON, MS, Wednesday, February 01, 2012—This week, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will show Mississippian’s an up-close look at the tragic consequences that can occur when persons choose to drive or travel without buckling up.
‘Rover,’ the department’s safety-demonstration vehicle, simulates what can happen to unrestrained drivers and passengers when rollover crashes occur at a speed of 35 mph. The dramatic, controlled rollovers resonate with students in ways that verbal presentations simply cannot.
Weather permitting, there will be a safety demonstration held this week as follows:
· On Thursday, February 2, there will be a demonstration of Rover, the rollover simulator, shown for the students of George County Head Start at 10:30 a.m. The demonstration will take place at the Head Start center which is located at 1170 Pleasant Hill Church Road in Lucedale, MS.
If you are interested in any of MDOT’s safety education tools, please contact Christy Milbourne, MDOT Traffic Engineering Division at (601) 359-1454.