Canby High School Conducts Mock Crash to Show Dangers of Distracted Driving, DUII

Canby High School, in coordination with Oregon Impact, Canby Fire District, American Medical Response, and Canby Police Department, is conducting a mock crash this morning, starting at 9:30 a.m. The mock crash aims to send a hard-hitting reminder of the dangers and consequences of unsafe driving behaviors like distracted driving, driving under the influence and not wearing a seat belt.

The mock crash uses real crashed vehicles set up on the football field and student participants to dramatically act out roles as crash victims. Canby High School’s entire student body will watch the demonstration and learn how emergency responders conduct rescue efforts in real-time.

“We’re grateful to partner with Oregon Impact to demonstrate the potentially deadly consequences from just one bad choice,” said Cari Sloan, Canby High School Associate Principal. “We hope the mock crash will help students be safe this prom and graduation season. We want them to make responsible decisions as drivers and passengers.”

In order for the mock crash assembly to be effective, no reporting or advanced notification of the drill is permitted. The embargo on this news release was lifted at 10 a.m. Parents and community members were notified about the drill at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday so they understand emergency vehicles responding to Canby High School are part of the mock crash and that there is no real emergency.

See our post on Facebook for a statement about this exercise from Canby High School Principal Greg Dinse:

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