The American Red Cross is helping to show students the dangers and potentially deadly consequences of drinking and driving. “Operation Prom Night” is a powerful, sobering event that presents students with a mock car crash scene. Students see their peers, emergency personnel, coroners, and others re-enact a drunk driving crash. Re-enactments help students visualize how impaired driving can ruin young lives. Following the re-enactment, a mother who lost her child in a Prom Night accident will speak to the students about her experiences the night of the crash and her struggles moving forward.
“OPERATION PROM NIGHT”
Friday, May 4, 2012 at 12:30pm
Peoria High School in Parking Lot of off Richmond Street
1615 N. North Street, Peoria
Raindate: May 11, 2012 at 12:30pm
MORE ABOUT “OPERATION PROM NIGHT”: The American Red Cross Injury Prevention Program, in collaboration with area high schools and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), conducts Operation Prom Night crash re-enactments to demonstrate the impact of drinking and driving. After 18 years, this program continues to provide educational and informational opportunities, with a focus on vehicle-occupant protection and the prevention of impaired driving. This is made possible through a grant from IDOT.