Last week, the Every 15 Minutes Program visited Canyon High School and simulated a traffic collision infront of the school and its students. The emotionally charged program is an event designed to visually demonstrate to teenagers the potentially dangerous consequences of texting or drinking alcohol and driving.
Students who participated saw first hand what alcohol-related driving collision or texting collisions could looked like.
In the simulation, a coroner reenacted driving fatality scenarios, while injured students were extricated by the jaws-of-life manned by local firefighters and paramedics.
During the first day events, the “Grim Reaper” selected one student every 15 minutes and removed them from class to simulate their death caused by drinking or texting while driving.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Deputies investigated, arrested, and booked the student who acted as the “drunk driver”. Students who participanted continued their experience by visiting the morgue, hospital emergency room, and the sheriffs department jail for the purpose of being booked for driving under the influence.
Mayor Laurie Ender talked to students who participated in the program about the consequences of driving under the influence at the Youth Grove at Central Park.