Junior and Senior students witnessed “Every 15 Minutes” a two-day program which challenges them to think about drinking, driving, personal safety, and the responsibility of making mature decisions and the impact their decisions have on family, friends and others.
This powerful program brings together a broad coalition of local agencies with the goal of reducing alcohol-related incidents among youth.
22 students were pulled out of class, one every 15 minutes, as mock drunk-driving fatalities, representing real accidents that occur every 15 minutes.
A simulated drunk driving collision gave students a better understanding of the dangers of drinking and driving. Emergency medical responders transported the critically injured patients to a local trauma center via helicopter and ambulance where doctors simulated attempts to save their lives. The student who died on-scene was placed in a body bag by the coroner. The student, designated as the drunk driver, was given a field sobriety test and arrested for driving under the influence.