Mock Collision Shows Students Impact of Impaired Driving

RCMP stage a mock collision at Chapel Lawn Funeral Memorial Gardens to show the impacts of impaired driving to local school children on Wednesday, September 26, 2012. (TYLER PEACOCK / METRO WINNIPEG)

Manitoba RCMP staged a mock crash just west of Winnipeg on Wednesday to illustrate the consequences of impaired driving.

Complete with fake blood, an ambulance, sirens and the jaws of life, police showed what can happen when an impaired driver gets behind the wheel. The demonstration at Chapel Lawn Funeral Memorial Gardens on Portage Avenue was played out in front of 150 students from several area schools.

According to RCMP, there have been 66 fatal crashes resulting in 73 deaths in the province in 2012 so far. Of those crashes, 44% have been fatal and attributed to alcohol and/or drugs as contributing factors.