Every 15 Minutes

WORKING TO END DUI'S IN CALIFORNIA

The Rialto Police Department participates in the "Every 15 Minutes Program," which is an annual event that brings the reality of what can happen in a drunk-driving or "texting-while-driving" accident, to high school students.

 

The program is a community effort, involving the police and fire departments, ambulance services, mortuary's, hospitals, the school district, and court system.

DISCLAIMER - All photographs and videos for the Every 15 Minutes program depicted on this page or any other page of this website are not of an actual traffic collision. All injuries are simulated and for educational purposes only.
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THE TRAFFIC COLLISION

During the second half of the day, an extremely realistic traffic collision scene is created. Everything from vehicle placement, damage, and debris is put in place as it would be at a real scene. Students have injuries with prop blood and wounds placed on their body, and then they take their positions in and around the mangled vehicles.
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LIFE CAN END QUICKLY

As sirens can be heard in the distance getting eerily louder, the realism of the effects of drinking and driving or texting and driving becomes very real to those students watching this educational presentation. 

As police, fire, and emergency medical personnel begin life-saving efforts, it becomes very quiet as students watch their friends dying on the roadway.
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IF NOT ENDED,
CHANGED FOREVER

The teen driver responsible for causing so much grief completes field sobriety tests,  which they inevitably fail due to their level of intoxication. The rest of their life changed the minute they got behind the wheel, and it only continues to get worse for everyone involved.
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EVERYONE'S SENTENCE
IS FINAL. EVERYONE...

As the day nears the end for the students, they watch as the lives of so many affected by a poor decision take a path no one could ever imagine. From the mortuary to the court hearing, the realism of killing someone while driving is seen by the students.
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"Dear Mom and Dad,

Every fifteen minutes someone in the United States dies from an alcohol related traffic collision, and today I died. I never had the chance to tell you......."

A MOTHER'S ANGUISH.
AN OFFICER'S FEAR.
A COMMUNITY'S LOSS.

Whether you are a teen or an adult, please
do not drink and drive.

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