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The Consequences of Distracted Driving

Saturday April 14, 2018

*The images in this post were taken at a mock car crash and do not depict real victims.*

The Utah Highway Patrol and local partners recently staged a mock car crash at Springville High School to give students closer look at the consequences of distracted driving. The head-on car crash included fake blood, broken windows, victims on the pavement, first responders using the “jaws of life” to remove the roof of a vehicle and a live sobriety test.

To give this mock crash a personal feel,  students from Springville High School were casted as actors. At the end of the simulated event a memorial was held for those lost in the “crash”. The memorial included eulogies for the victims who “died”.

The crash simulation was created by the Utah Highway Patrol, Springville Police Department, Springville Fire Department, Utah County Sheriff’s Office and the University of Utah AirMed.

Troopers want to remind everyone to please give 100% of your attention to the road, wear your seat belt and drive responsibly.

 

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