Melrose High School has run mock car crash events in the past before prom, depicting the graphic aftermath and deadly consequences of drinking and driving. (See the attached YouTube video.) But are these teaching moments effective?
The executive director of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) said in a recently published report by Sun Sentinel that alone, the events have a minimal impact and that teens quickly return to seeing themselves as invincible.
But when paired with other regular events and programs, the message is more likely to last, experts interviewed said.
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