Summit High School students watch the aftermath of a simulated 'fatal' automobile collision during an assembly held as part of 'One Moment, Three Decisions', an impaired and distracted driving awareness program.

Held every-other year through a collaboration between the Summit Police Department and the Summit Public Schools, One Moment Three Decisions (OM3D) is a program intentionally designed to be both realistic and emotionally-charged, and follows the chain of events following a decision to drive while impaired -- drunk and/or under the influence of drugs or distracted -- and the consequences resulting from it.  

The next morning, during a simulated 'funeral', a video of the event was shown that included footage in the hospital emergency room, of police officers notifying parents of a deceased child, and of the arrest, criminal trial and conviction of the drunk driver.

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The assembly also included a moving presentation from keynote speaker Jill Elliott, a mother from California who shared the tragic experience of losing her 16-year-old daughter, Rachel, in a drunk driving accident just months after a similar program was held at her daughter’s high school.

A video of OM3D is available for viewing by visiting youtu.be/GcWXqc_iIm4.

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