ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- Students at Fayetteville-Manlius High School got a life lesson on what could happen to them if they drink and drive.
The "Every 15 Minutes" Program is a drinking and driving awareness program that gives students a first-hand experience of a DWI accident.
At the mock DWI, students got to see what happens at the scene of the gruesome crash, as well as what happens at the hospital afterward. Parents also took part in the program by showing students what family members go through when planning their child's funeral.
Fire crews say this program and others around the area have a large impact on students.
"It's been proven that kids learn best when they see it first hand, when they experience it first hand, just versus reading something. So we want to give them a real first-hand experience and make sure that they understand exactly how serious this could be and what the consequences are," said Manlius Fire Department Lieutenant Chris Halliday.
Many high schools plan a mock DWI program in the spring to make students aware of the dangers of driving drunk, particularly targeting prom night.