It's Homecoming season, and area officials want to make sure teens are safe on the roads this weekend.
Melrose-Mindoro High School hosted a presentation from the 'Save a Life Tour' Tuesday morning. The program hopes to open teenagers' eyes to the dangers of distracted driving and drunk driving through the use of interactive demonstrations and virtual reality.
Jackson County Sheriff Duane Waldera says the event could be considered a success if just one student changed their habits behind the wheel.
"It becomes a daily event where you have to continuously remind our youth because they're growing, they're learning and just doing the right thing. So this is another a step in growth and their abilities to grow up and make good decisions," said Sheriff Waldera.
The program was made possible in part due to a donation from the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.