‘It’s Not Worth It’ assembly teaches harsh truth of distracted driving

Posted at 4:10 PM, Mar 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 18:11:09-04

HERRIMAN, Utah -- Students at Herriman High School learned about the serious and potentially fatal consequences of distracted driving Thursday.

The lesson was given at an assembly by Unified Police and the parents of a young woman who died in a distracted driving-related crash.

Clark and Debbie Hill spoke to the students about the loss of their daughter, Chelsie Hill.

"You can be literally going five miles an hour and somebody that isn't paying attention, that's distracted, can cause families a lot of grief," Clark Hill said.

Miriam Higgs, a senior at the high school, said the message was clear.

"It makes me never want to do it and it'll cross my mind - maybe I'm trying to look up some place where to go and it seems important at the moment, but never," Higgs said.

As part of the presentation, police towed a demolished SUV and placed it outside the school to remind students of the damage that can be caused by distracted driving.a