Senior Robert Whitney Receives Support from UYLC and Local First Responders to Coordinate Staged Crash for Teen Awareness

In Idaho, in 2019, a person was killed in an impaired driving crash every 4 days. Fatalities resulting from impaired driving crashes increased in 2019 by 26.9 percent and 44 percent of all fatalities resulted from impaired driving. Of the 99 people killed in impaired driving crashes, 82 (83 percent) were either the impaired driver, a person
riding with an impaired driver, or an impaired pedestrian.

KHS Senior Robert Whitney decided early to do what he could to make sure that Kamiah’s students do not contribute to those statistics in this year’s Prom and Graduation season. Whitney’s senior project features a plan to coordinate a mock-crash. Robert, who serves as the secretary of UYLC’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB), is facilitating the Mock Car Crash at 1:00 pm on March 18 at the Kamiah High School Football field. Interested parents and community members are invited to attend. The goal of the project is to bring awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence and to develop safer teen drivers as Prom and Graduation season approaches.  Read More…