Union Catholic Educates Seniors on Safe Driving

Union Catholic Seniors Tyanna Reynolds of Livingston and Christopher Reed of Linden prepare to enter the Safety Bug for an impaired driving simulation during UC's Safe Driving program. Credits: Union Catholic High School
Scotch Plains Police Officer James Richie demonstrates sobriety testing with a Union Catholic senior during UC’s recent Safe Driving Program. Credits: Union Catholic High School

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Counseling Department at Union Catholic High School recently organized a driving safety program for the Class of 2015. 

“We would like to thank New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company,  AT&T, the Scotch Plains Police Department, the Union Catholic Parent Council, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Municipal Alliance and all the presenters for helping to make this program possible,” stated Jennifer Dixon, director, School Counseling Department.

The program combined hands-on activities and classroom/lecture presentations that included the Safety Bug driving simulator; table top driving simulator with goggles; sobriety testing procedures and traffic stop etiquette; laws concerning drugs and alcohol violations; driver’s license restrictions; and interactions with police officers when an accident has occurred.

For 52 years, Union Catholic High School has earned its reputation as one of New Jersey's foremost Catholic secondary schools. For information, visit

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