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Every 15 Minutes: Illustrating the dangers of drunk driving

  Every 15 Minutes is a heart wrenching two-day simulation that exposes high school juniors and seniors to the consequences of driving while intoxicated. One student was pulled from class every fifteen minutes and pronounced dead to represent the frequent occurrence of drunk driving casualties. Students then witnessed a dramatic DUI traffic collision, involving the police…
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Hannah Schoenbaum

March 12, 2016

 

Every 15 Minutes is a heart wrenching two-day simulation that exposes high school juniors and seniors to the consequences of driving while intoxicated.

One student was pulled from class every fifteen minutes and pronounced dead to represent the frequent occurrence of drunk driving casualties.

Students then witnessed a dramatic DUI traffic collision, involving the police department, fire department, and paramedics. There were three casualties and one arrest for driving under the influence.

A funeral was held the following day, honoring those who were lost through an emotional video tribute and speeches from the parents of the deceased.

This simulation allowed students to participate in an eye-opening educational experience without the negative repercussions of a real DUI collision.