Mock Fatal Crash exercise at Pinedale High School May 16th
Donít be alarmed when emergency vehicles head towards the school Monday morning
May 15, 2016
The Wyoming Highway Patrol, along with other local law enforcement, first responders, members of the criminal justice system and school administration, will be hosting a mock fatal car crash scene at the Pinedale High School on Monday, May 16th, 2016. The event will start at 9:00 a.m.
Traffic crashes are one of the leading causes of death for Wyoming teenagers, primarily due to inexperience behind the wheel, poor seat belt use and risk-taking behaviors such as speeding, texting, and other distracted driving. Alcohol use can also be a major factor in teen crashes, especially during prom and graduation seasons.
The goal of the mock crash is to educate teenagers and young adults about the tragedy of traffic crashes and to reinforce the importance of seat belts, paying attention behind the wheel and to show the consequences of drinking and driving.
The mock crash will begin at 9:00 a.m. and last until 9:30 a.m. There will be a school assembly will begin at 12:00 p.m. in the high school gym with a mock courtroom setting and impact statements.
In coordination with multiple county and state agencies, Pinedale High School will be having a "mock crash" scene set up in the parking lot of the Wrangler Gym around 9 AM on Monday, May 16. As this will involve several emergency responders, we wanted to notify the public not to be alarmed should they hear and see emergency vehicles headed toward the vicinity of the school. Thank you for your cooperation in this important activity that is intended to educate our students about the dangers associated with driving while distracted or under the influence. Parking will be extremely limited around the Wrangler Gym area.