Mock crash hopes to convince teens to make the right choices behind the wheel
POSTED: Friday, April 27, 2012 - 4:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 27, 2012 - 5:43pm
WALKER, LA (NBC33) — Students at Walker High School got a tough lesson on what could happen if they drink and drive.
The gruesome scene the teens saw today wasn’t real. It's a mock crash to show students what can happen if they make bad decisions when they get behind the wheel.
A number of first responders showed them exactly what happens after a head on collision and what they should do so the real thing doesn't happen to them or anyone they know.
"If we can reach several of the children in this program today that'll make that choice and say I'm going to do the right thing, I'm not going to drink and drive, I'm not going to text and drive. I'm going to survive. I want to be a leader. I don't want to be a follower. That's what this program's all about," Chief Hunter Grimes, Walker Police Department, explained.
State Police say this is the "Consequences of Impact" program they've done in Livingston, but they want to bring it to schools all over the state.