Cautionary Drunk Driving Program to be Presented to Madison H.S. Students This Week


MADISON, NJ - Today, the Madison Police Department, Madison Board of Education and Fairleigh Dickinson University Film Department will partner to present the “Every 15 Minutes” program to students at Madison High School.  All three organizations have taken this opportunity to educate Madison High School students about the consequences of drunk driving in a dramatic and realistic fashion.

Every 15 Minutes” is designed to instill the potentially dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol, among all teenagers.  While primarily targeted toward preventing alcohol-related traffic injuries and fatalities, the program is also designed to challenge students to think about drinking, personal safety, and the responsibility of making mature decisions when lives are involved.

The “Every 15 Minutes” program will take place throughout the day and will culminate in a mock crash scene at the High School at 1:30 p.m.  At the crash scene, emergency responders will simulate what happens in real life at an alcohol-related fatal motor vehicle crash.  Students will play the victims in the crash scene complete with dramatic lifelike professional make-up.  Officers will make a mock arrest during the crash scene and a medical helicopter is also planned to land and transport a mock victim in the scene. The program will be filmed entirely by students of the Fairleigh Dickinson University Film Department.  The films will be edited overnight and the final production will be shown to Madison High School students on April 1 at 8:30 a.m. at the Madison High School Gym.

“This program allows students to feel the pain and anguish associated with impaired driving crashes without the brutal consequences. Our goal is to alter the student’s thinking in a way that reminds them of the feelings they will feel during the program, if ever confronted with the choice to drive impaired,” said Chief Darren Dachisen.

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