The California Highway Patrol and the California Office of Traffic Safety will host Every 15 Minutes in partnership with the City of Santa Clarita, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Saugus High School on Thursday, December 3 and Friday, December 4, at Saugus High School. is a program designed to teach students the consequences of drinking and driving.
The two-day program focuses on high school juniors and seniors and challenges them to think about the impact their decisions have on themselves and others. The very dramatic and emotional lesson challenges teens to think about drinking and driving, personal safety and the responsibility of making the right choices.
On Thursday, December 3, a graphic demonstration of a traffic crash site will be reenacted by students, who will play the roles of victims, as well as the drunk driver. Local police and fire emergency responders will report to the fictional scene, as well as an ambulance, a coroner, members of public works and a tow truck company.
On Friday, December 4, participants will share their experiences and lessons learned from Thursday’s event at a student assembly for juniors and seniors. The City of Santa Clarita’s Mayor Pro Tem Bob Kellar will attend the assembly to share a few words with the students as well.
The simulated traffic collision will take place on Thursday, December 3 at 11:30 a.m. in front of Saugus High School, for approximately one hour. Centurion Way between Caraway Lane and Hyssop Lane will be closed for several hours to allow for set up and breakdown.
For more information about the Every 15 Minutes program, visit CHP.CA.gov. Additional programs will be hosted at Canyon High School and Valencia High School in 2016.