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Union Pacific keeping county youth safe

Union Pacific Foundation recently provided a $5,000 donation to Drug Prevention Resources (DPR) to bring awareness to the number of youth accidents and fatalities on farm-tomarket roads in Ellis County. “Our Drugged or Distracted Driving Project is a public awareness and education program provided by DPR’s IMPACT Communities Coalition Coordinators, said Josie Prachyl, Director of Prevention Programs. “Recent community data shows an increase in DWI rates and serious accidents on county roads as a result of drugged or distracted driving. We saw this spike as an opportunity to educate students about the dangers and consequences of drugged or distracted driving; and provide them with the power to make positive/defensive driving choices.” The IMPACT Communities program, funded by Union Pacific, includes a pedal kart and goggle kit that are taken to schools to simulate delayed motor skill reactions when a student’s driving is impaired or distracted. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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