Operation Safe Grad aims to curb youth drinking & driving
On Thursday May 28, 2015, Lacombe Composite High School and Central Alberta Christian High School, along with the Lacombe Police Service, Lacombe Fire Department, Alberta Health Services, City of Lacombe Enforcement Services, Popow's Auto Wrecking and the Lacombe MADD Chapter held a mock impaired driving collision demonstration at the Lacombe Composite High School.
The demonstration was part of Operation Safe Grad, to show the students, in particular the graduating Grade 12 classes, the consequences of impaired driving. The mock accident scene involved the above emergency services responding as if it were an actual incident, to show students how many resources are required to deal with the aftermath of an impaired driving collision. It included injured “victims”, simulated rescue, extraction and first aid, as well as an arrest for impaired driving. Guest speakers were on hand to share with students the possible aftermath of poor choices surrounding drinking and driving in a realistic and graphic way.
Impaired driving collisions continue to be among the highest causes of death for teens and young adults. It is hoped that through these kinds on demonstrations that the message about not drinking and driving will be driven home to our youth.
Check out the video highlights of the demonstration below: