The Pasadena Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a teen education program today known as "Every 15 Minutes." This program is conducted once a year for one of the local high schools. This year’s two-day drinking and driving awareness program was directed towards teenage drivers at Marshall Fundamental High School. A realistic mock of a fatal collision was staged today at 8:00 am, in front of the school on Allen Avenue. The students were directed to the collision scene and viewed participating fellow students involved in the mock fatal collision. Over the course of two-days, students will experience the "grim reaper" of death, staged loss of fellow classmates and family grief, as student participants and their families share their obituaries and deepest thoughts on the subject of drinking and driving.
The Pasadena Police Department, along with the Pasadena Fire Department, Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office and Huntington Memorial Hospital participate in this major demonstration of exposing teens to the consequences of drinking and driving and preventing these deadly decisions.
On April 20, 2012, at 8:30 am, the students will participate in an assembly at Marshall HS to review the prior day’s events, including a short recap video of the collision. Representatives from State Farm Insurance and MADD will be on hand to address students.
The "Every 15 Minutes" Program is sponsored by State Farm Insurance and the California Highway Patrol.
For More information:
Lieutenant Randell Taylor (626) 744-7159