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Colfax High School hosted the CHP’s Every 15-minutes program at Colfax high School Thursday. Every 15-minutes someone dies in a car crash due to drunk driving. Too often these are teenagers. This is why the California Highway Patrol hosts “Every 15-minutes” programs at area high schools with the help of students, school staff, community donations, grants, EMS, Colfax Fire and Ca-Fire departments and law enforcement. With first responders an accident scene was set up on the football field to show students what happens when teens drink and drive.
Not only are actor/victims removed bloodied from cars using the Jaws of Life but the drunk driver is given a sobriety test and arrested. The actor/victim that dies due to injuries is taken away by a funeral home.
On day 2- parents of the students selected to die in the crash come to the school and read letters to their children who have died. A speaker who has lost a child due to drunk driving speaks of their story of having to lose a child due to drunk driving. Following the assembly the student participants are released to the family and friends.
The great lengths the CHP and everyone involved goes to is a community effort to keep teens from drinking and driving and to stop friends from driving under the influence. You can see a photo album of the Colfax High School Every 15-minute program is on our KAHI Facebook page.