2008
Rollover simulation, DUI obstacle course highlight traffic safety fair

Rollover simulation, DUI obstacle course highlight traffic safety fair
March 27, 2008

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 500,000 individuals are hurt in alcohol-related automobile accidents every year. Meanwhile, speed is a factor in 30 percent of all fatal crashes, second only to alcohol (39 percent). In an effort to educate students of all ages, as well as the general public, of the dangers of drunk driving and speeding, the Benedictine University Police Department is sponsoring a Traffic Safety Fair in the Krasa Center Quad area from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30. The fair will feature a seatbelt and rollover simulation by the Illinois State Police; a demonstration of a crash-rescue with the “Jaws of Life” by the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department; and a golf cart obstacle course which drivers can attempt to navigate while using Fatal Vision impairment goggles. Representatives of Families Against Chronic Excessive Speed will be in attendance with information regarding safe driving. The event is open to the public. For more information, contact the Benedictine University Police Department at (630) 829-6122.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.