Students, officials hope mock crash event leads to safer driving habits

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MURRAY (ABC4 News) – Murray High School students participated in a mock crash event Friday.

It was put on by Murray School District, Intermountain Health Center’s Level 1 Trauma Team, Murray City Police and Fire Departments, and Utah Highway Patrol.

Murray High student leaders and drama students helped plan the event in hopes of developing safer driving habits for their fellow classmates as the summer break approaches.

The mock crash used real crashed vehicles set up on school grounds and student participants to act out roles as crash victims. Murray High’s student body watched the demonstration and learned how emergency responders conduct rescue efforts in real-time – from the crash site to the hospital emergency room.

IHC’s trauma unit says car crashes are the number one killer of teens in the United States. More than 90% of all crashes are due to driver error. The top five driving behaviors killing people on Utah roads are drowsy driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving, impaired driving, and not buckling up. 

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