WATCH: 'Mock' drink driving crash shocks school kids

AS AMBULANCE officers worked to revive the lifeless body of a woman after pulling her from a alcohol fuelled and bloodied car wreck, students were at the edge of their seats, wide eyed and in a silent state of shock.

Set up as part of the RACQ's Docudrama driver safety awareness program being presented across Queensland high schools, the horrifying mock scene was a glimpse what could happen when you drink or drug drive.

Toolooa State High School students watched the scenario play out as the driver was questioned by police and arrested for drunk-driving.

The other passenger who is covered in his friend's blood stands hysterically screaming at the driver and the ambulance workers while the body of the woman is covered in a sheet and placed in the back of the ambulance.

17-year-old student and p-plater Connor Mulhern drove to school that day and said the program made him 'wake up to reality.'

"It's a serious issue and it's definitely made me more aware on the road," he said.

"I think it's important to make sure if you're at a party and people are drinking that they don't get behind the wheel, look after your mates."
 

Toolooa State High School students Lauren Brennan, 16, Bradley Preston, 16 and Connor Mulhern, 17 took home a valuable lesson from the RACQ Docudrama driver safety awareness program yesterday. Photo Sarah Barnham / The Observer
Toolooa State High School students Lauren Brennan, 16, Bradley Preston, 16 and Connor Mulhern, 17 took home a valuable lesson from the RACQ Docudrama driver safety awareness program yesterday. Photo Sarah Barnham / The Observer Sarah Barnham

Lauren Brennan, 16 also drove to school and said watching the scenario came as quite a shock.

"But being educated on these issues is the first step to prevention, we needed to see it."

RACQ Senior Education officer Julie Smith said the program was about hammering home the consequences of unsafe driving, and even good people can make bad decisions.

"Sometimes the kids will think well okay, I'm not doing drugs, I'm not partying, I'm not drinking alcohol so how does this scenario affect me," she said.

"You may not be the drunk or drug driver but unfortunately drugs and alcohol are a part of our society and you are going to encounter it and it's about being prepared for that."

To find out more on the RACQ Docudrama road safety program phone, 1300 853 658.



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