Students see images of serious wrecks, reminded to Just Drive

EBF students learn to Just Drive (KTVO)

The Just Drive campaign made a stop today at another Heartland high school.

Fred Beck, Jacqueline Schutte, and other members of the KTVO team were there as Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont School District students filled the gym to learn the importance of safe driving.

Trooper Marlow of the Iowa State Patrol spoke about his double decade of experience responding to fatal, and preventable, car crashes.

He described the pain that comes with telling parents that because of a crash, their child is never coming home, and if they would have been wearing a seat belt, driving slower, or not using their phone -- they may have been ok.

Students listened to a presentation and video that included images of some serious wrecks.

EBF High School Principal Steve Noble says they care about each student in the school, and because some students have to drive long distances to get there, safety on the roadways is a big deal.

"It's not always about math, science, and social studies, we care about our students as a whole, the whole educational experience, but we care about our kids outside of school as well,” said Noble. “We know the education doesn’t stop at our classrooms, we need to be doing things within our curriculums that helps students outside of school as well.”

Join KTVO at our Just Drive Safety Day on Saturday, May 20th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the octagon shelter house at Ottumwa Park, in Ottumwa.

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