Simulated accidents bring home the message about driving under the influence.

The Inyo County Probation Department will be presenting the nationwide “Every 15 Minutes Program”, on Wednesday and Thursday, May 2nd and 3rd, 2012 at the Bishop Union High School.  The Every 15 Minute Program is an educational experience for high school students that remind them of the dangers associated with driving while impaired.  Students, families, and other residents are encouraged to attend.   Every 15 Minutes Program event is made possible through a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety, administered by the California Highway Patrol.

A crash accident will occur on Wednesday, May 2nd starting at approximately 11:45 a.m. on Pine Street, adjacent to the Bishop Union High School football and tract field.  On Thursday, May 3rd at 9:00 a.m., students and observers will meet for an assembly in the Bishop Union High School auditorium to see a video of the crash accident and to hear a guest speaker who has suffered a personal loss as the result of a drinking and driving accident.

This Program would not be successful without the coordination efforts of the Inyo County Juvenile Probation Department; California Highway Patrol Bishop Office; Inyo County Coroner; Inyo County Alcohol and T0bbaco Prevention Program Coordinator; Inyo County Superior Court; Northern Inyo Hospital; City of Bishop; City of Bishop Police Department; City of Bishop Volunteer Fire Department; Symons Ambulance Services; Bob’s Automotive; Sunrise Rotary Club; U.S. Naval Search and Rescue from Fallon, Nevada; numerous Staff Members and Students of Bishop Union High School; and, numerous volunteers.