Mock Accident Teaches Against Drinking and Driving

By: Chiara Lotierzo Email
By: Chiara Lotierzo Email

Drinking and driving claims one life every fifteen minutes, and with prom just around the corner, Palisade High School wants to make sure its students don't add to the statistics.

A group of Palisade High School students organized a mock accident at the school Friday morning to show classmates what it would be like if they were involved in an alcohol-related crash.

Local first responders donated their time to make sure the lesson was as realistic as possible.

Firefighters cut students from cars using the Jaws of Life, and one student was “arrested” for driving under the influence.

After the crash, the students attended a funeral for the victims, and school officials offered their final words before the students were dismissed for their prom weekend.

Today's mock accident was part of a week's worth of drinking and driving awareness for students.

With proms and graduations coming up, remember to talk to your child about drinking and driving.


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  • by koleby Location: palisade on Apr 18, 2009 at 09:40 PM
    i am a student at palisade high school and the mock crash was very powerful to see what could happen to people you know and care about. i think that all schools should do this yearly to show all students that it could be you.
  • by Krystie Location: Palisade on Apr 18, 2009 at 09:19 AM
    i'm a student at Palisade Highscool, and that mock crash was, extremly realistic... it really put it into perspective for us. It's true that you don't know what it's like to lose someone, till their gone... The students were so dedicated to this and i really think that it had a huge impact on all the students at Palisade. I'm very glad that our Principal allowed us to do this... it's one of the best things he could have ever done for our school. IT's saved lives!
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