Saturday, May 24, 2014

Mock Crashes at High Schools Promote Safety

Mock Crash in HS Parking Lot

Mock crashes are typically done by school authorities in conjunction with Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS to simulate a real car accident. Mock crashes are typically done near the end of the year and / or before the Senior prom. Some consideration may be done to do this in the beginning of the school year instead of at the end. Some other steps taken are:

  • First Responders talk about accident scene experiences.
  • Presentation & Discussion by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers).
  • Students wearing goggles that simulate visual impairment due to drinking.
  • Students sit in a crash simulator (The Convincer)  which allows them to feel how a crash at 5 mph feels.
Anything that can be done to make students and parents more aware of the frequency and calamity involved in adolescent car crashes due to underage drinking, distracted driving, fatigue, and excessive speed.