The key to getting better and having better communication is to do the event as if it is happening.

The City of Duluth Fire Department will be conducting two mock crashes at Denfeld and Marshall High Schools this week. The mock crashes are scheduled on April 30that Denfeld High School, and May 1st at Marshall High School. Both events will begin at 9:30 a.m.

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, traffic crashes are the second leading cause of death for Minnesota teenagers (behind suicide), primarily due to inexperience behind the wheel, poor seat belt use and risk-taking behaviors such as speeding and distracted driving. Alcohol can also be a factor in teen crashes, especially during prom and graduation seasons.

Students and parents were notified prior to the event.