(3/22/2012 8:52 AM
JACKSON, MS, Thursday, March 22, 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 Saturday, March 24th, there will be two demonstrations of Rover, the rollover simulator, shown for the attendees of the Weems Community Mental Health Center’s Annual Youth Festival, beginning at 12:15 p.m. The event is being held at the Frank Cochran Center, which is located at 1725 Carousel Drive in Meridian, MS, and is open to the public.
If you are interested in any of MDOT’s safety education tools, please contact Christy Milbourne, MDOT Traffic Engineering Division at (601) 359-1454.