Hoquiam, WA - The Hoquiam Police Department, Hoquiam School District and the Grays Harbor Target Zero Task Force teamed up together to present the “Every 32-Minute” program at Hoquiam High School on Wednesday May 8th, 2013 with the final assembly on Thursday May 9th, 2013.
The timing of this program coincides with the end of the school year and graduation. The intent of this two-day program is to show the emotional and human impact of driving while intoxicated or distracted while driving. In this country, someone dies as a result of impaired driving every 32-minutes.
The following is a synopsis of the program from Susan Bradbury of the Grays Harbor Target Zero Task Force:
What this project does is put students as close to an impaired driving fatality as you can get without it actually happening.
Statistics show that every 32-minutes someone in our country is killed by an impaired driver. Previously every 15-minutes…so we are making progress.
Students have been selected in advance with parental permission and involvement. Parents and students have been meeting with staff so they fully understand their roles and the delicate nature of the program.