With the assistance of the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA), Maryland State Police, Chesapeake Region Safety Council, and several local volunteer emergency responders, mock crashes will be conducted at the High Schools in Calvert County. The next two are scheduled for Huntingtown High School on Thursday April 12th and Patuxent High School on Monday April 23rd. These mock crashes are being conducted as a continuing education program geared toward reducing the traffic fatalities, particularly those involving young persons. These tragedies continue to be the leading cause of death amongst young people. Sheriff Mike Evans stated, “We have taken a lot of steps to reduce these numbers, but we need to continue to do more.” He added, “Education helps because most of these incidents are preventable.”
These events take a huge commitment from numerous members of the community. In addition to those already mentioned we would like to thank Chips Towing, APlus Towing, Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue personnel, Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department, Calvert County Public Schools, Calvert County Government, including the Control Center and Media Relations, Impact Research, Inc, Rausch Funeral Home, Huntingtown High School, PADDD (Positive Alternatives to Dangerous and Destructive Decisions), and Patuxent High School Drama Students.