Every Fifteen Minutes campaign

“Every Fifteen Minutes” Campaign Aims to Prevent Alabama Car Accidents

by Staff Blogger | April 2nd, 2013

April 2, 2013

Prom season results in a high number of Alabama Car Accidents each year. In an effort to help prevent such incidents from involving students at Chelsea High School in Chelsea, Alabama, the Shelby County School system has partnered with law enforcement and emergency medical services to conduct a campaign called “Every Fifteen Minutes”.

The Shelby County Reporter says the two-day program is kicked off with a mock crash set up to involve two vehicles. Each vehicle has been occupied by student volunteers who act as “victims” at the scene. The scenario plays out to include the “death” of one victim and others suffering injuries. The driver of one of the vehicles is also charged with driving under the influence.

Throughout the remainder of the campaign a mock trial for the drunk driver is performed, as is a funeral for the individual who “died” in the accident. That person isn’t the only one who will have their life taken by the campaign though. Throughout the two-days, students will be randomly selected to represent the individuals who are killed every fifteen minutes by a drunk driver.

Students commented that the program drove the idea home that it’s dangerous to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcohol.

The entire campaign was filmed and will be viewed by the student body before prom this Saturday.

The Birmingham Personal Injury Attorneys with Norris Injury Lawyers hope the campaign is successful in preventing a serious accident.