Photo/Story Gallery 2010

Troopers Participate in “Friends For Life” Conference

Sgt. Jorge Delahoz, Trooper Wanda Diaz, Auxiliary Trooper Dave FerrellSgt. Jorge Delahoz, Trooper Wanda Diaz and participantsTroopers and Auxiliary Troopers from Troops D and K participated in a safety conference for young diabetic drivers. Troopers were invited to attend and talk to young people about the importance of safe driving, self-monitoring as a driver and to give family members a glimpse of what a diabetic driver may experience with the DUI goggles. Thousands of participants from around the world talked with troopers and saw the importance of buckling up with the rollover simulator in this weeklong conference.

Trooper Wanda Diaz and participantsParticipants and their families tried out the DUI goggles. Not only do they simulate impairment, but diabetic participants told troopers that they simulate when a participant has low blood sugar. Family members without diabetes were able to see what a diabetic “sees” during an episode. Troopers also promoted the “Take the Wheel” campaign and website.

Pictured: top left, Sgt. Jorge Delahoz, Trooper Wanda Diaz and Auxiliary Trooper Dave Ferrell; top right, Sgt. Jorge Delahoz, Trooper Wanda Diaz and participants; bottom right, Trooper Wanda Diaz and participants.