Agency Provides Important Tips for Parents to Develop Safer Teen Drivers



Goodhue Public Schools doesn’t want the classes of 2042,2025,2026 and 2027 going out in a crash. Local law enforcement, fire, EMS are conducting a mock crash event to send a hard-hitting reminder to students and parents of the dangers and consequences of unsafe driving behaviors — such as drinking and driving, driving while distracted, driving at unsafe speeds, and not buckling up — prior to prom and the end of the school year].Goodhue Public Schools is using the event to remind parents/guardians about the importance of on-going conversation with their children to reinforce teen driving laws, and to set their own family driving rules to protect them from being injured or killed in a

crash. The mock crash uses real crashed vehicles set up on school grounds and student participants to act out roles as crash victims. The school’s 9th-12th grade student body will watch the demonstration and learn how emergency responders conduct rescue efforts in real-time. Parents and guardians are also encouraged to attend.


April 25th, 2024 10AM - 12PM.


Crash scene will take place in Rosie’s Park parking lot. Can park at the pool parking lot.

Assembly to follow crash in Gym 1 of the Goodhue Public School. Impact Speaker Jessica Schlek will speak.


Organized by: Goodhue FFA Members

Actors and Actresses: Ellie Peterson (Senior), Alexa Schafer (Senior), Jed Ryan (Senior), Eli Ryan (Senior), Caleb Dicke (Senior), Ciara Callstrom (Junior) and Taite Goodman (Senior).

Impact Speaker: Jessia Schlek - State Patrol.

Agencies: Bergs Towing, Zumbrota EMS, Goodhue Fire, State Patrol, Goodhue City, Mohr Funeral Home and Medical One helicopter.


Traffic crashes are the second leading cause of death behind suicide for Minnesota teens due to inexperience, risk-taking, distractions and poor seat belt compliance. Each year, an average of 25 teens are killed, and nearly 3,000 are injured in crashes. Goodhue Public School is urging parents to set a good example when driving, reinforce teen driving laws, and talk to their teens about the dangers and serious consequences of underage drinking, not wearing a seat belt, speeding and distracted driving.