The program targets high school students and involves the
dramatization of an alcohol-related crash on or near a high school
campus, complete with police and EMS response, ER treatment,
family notifications, and the arrest and booking of the driver.
The crash scene drama is played out before the school body during
a school day. Throughout the day the other elements of the "docu-drama"
unfold. To give students a better understanding of the number
of DWI-related deaths, an individual dresses as the "Grim
Reaper" appears in a different classroom every 15 minutes
to select a new victim (every 15 minutes someone in Texas is
injured or killed by a drunk driver). The victims are taken out
of class, made-up in white faces and dressed in black t-shirts
to symbolize death. By the end of the day, Every student has
one or more "dead" classmates being removed from his
or her class.
The next morning, a wrap-up assembly is held featuring those
who played roles in the previous day's drama, including the "crash"
victims, the drunk driver, their parents, the participating law
enforcement and medical personnel. Their comments and impact
statements from community members whose lives have been affected
by teenage alcohol use and teenage DWI bring a closure to the
program and reinforce its dual message for the teenage audience
- Don't drink until you are 21, and never drink and drive.