A Student Reacts To Churchill's 'Every 15 Minutes'

Every 15 Minutes, someone in the U.S. is severely injured or killed in an alcoholic-related or distracted driving accident.

In a world were teenagers depend on cell phones, there is always a consequence of using it while driving.

On Oct. 4 and 5, Churchill hosted its “Every 15 Minutes” program to convey to students the idea that doing any of these things could end up getting you killed, or not getting the job you wanted because you have a DUI on your criminal record.

Thursday during lunch Churchill put on a mock crash to simulate what happens if you drink and drive or text while driving. Through out the day, school administration and Montgomery County Police came into classrooms and took students to simulate what it would be like if they were actually killed.

On a side note, I wasn’t taken out of class.

According to a recent article by the Churchill Observer, assistant principal John Taylor commented, “Our experience is that it’s not particularly effective to just hope students don’t ever do it. If students experience just a small taste of the loss of a classmate, they will make better choices when faced with an opportunity to engage in distracted driving.”

My opinion on the 15 minutes program -- I thought it was a great opportunity to see what kind of damage this could do to someone and their family. This also is great opportunity for young and inexperienced drivers to see the consequences that come out of this event.

Share your thoughts on this post!

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »