NIAGARA FALLS – A two-day drinking and driving prevention program is set for Monday and Tuesday at Niagara Falls High School.
Sponsored by the Niagara Police Athletic League and the Niagara Falls Youth Court, the program, called “Every 15 Minutes,” will symbolically remove 30 seniors from class starting at 8:30 a.m. Monday. That will represent the toll of drunken driving crashes, which occur on an average of every 15 minutes in the U.S.
A mock crash will be held in the high school’s rear parking lot at 1:20 p.m. Monday. The next day, the school will hold a mock funeral for those students removed from class to represent the dead. That’s set for 1:20 p.m. in the high school Performing Arts Center.