I have just been privileged to participate in a small way in Tracy High School’s “Every 15 Minutes” program. This is a California Highway Patrol program geared primarily at juniors and seniors to help keep them alive during their critical teenage years.
I wish to commend all the work done by these young men and women as well as their parents.
This program took three months to put together and two very full days to execute, starting with an early-morning briefing on April 29, followed by a mock DUI crash involving the ambulance service, fire and police departments, a car dealership, a mortuary and the CHP. All of these folks did an outstanding job.
Most of this work is on a voluntary basis. Two superior court judges, a district attorney, a defense attorney and a local civil litigation attorney added to the authenticity of the event. Also in attendance was Lori Martin, who was injured by a drunken driver when she was in high school.
Let’s keep the young folks alive to see their full potential. They are a great bunch at Tracy High.