Traffic crashes are a major cause of death for Missouri teenagers; primarily due to inexperience behind the wheel, lack of seat belt use, speeding, texting / distracted driving; and under the influence of a substance . Alcohol can play a major factor in teen crashes, especially during prom and graduation seasons.
The goal of a 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.
Harrisonville High School SADD students will present the steps they took to make a mock accident for their high school this spring. Their experiences and a video will be shared.
Roseann Hoffman, Advisor
Harrisonville High School SADD members
Harrisonville High School SADD is a group that works to provide education and prevention on issues with underage drinking, other drug use risks, impaired driving, and other decisions. They also work to deter drinking as well as drug use. They participate in activities such as Red Ribbon Week, Project After Prom, and special community service projects. They have hosted a recovery panel with recovering drug and alcohol users through the Cass County Drug Court. These individuals shared their amazing stories of abuse and recovery with HHS students to raise awareness of the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.