That's what the majority of people who voted in last week's poll said.
Last Wednesday, Melrose Patch asked you whether or not mock car crashes are effective in teaching teens about drinking and driving? Between then and Tuesday morning, 34 people voted in the poll. The results? Jamie McDougal said in the comments section that a mock car crash that she witnessed as a teen had a great influence on her. "If a mock car crash makes just one person stop and rethink their choice to get behind the wheel after a drink or a hit, or to pick up their phone while driving to check a text, then I'd say they are effective," she wrote. What do you think of the results? Tell us in the comments section below.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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. Give your opinion on this question by voting in our poll and expanding on your choice in the comments section below. Look for a roundup of the results of the …