BDPD Hoping To Bring Back “Fatal Vision” Program

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Police Department is hoping to bring back a program that teaches youth the dangers of distracted or impaired driving. Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson says it is called “Fatal Vision” and involves the filming of a mock accident scene. The Beaver Dam Fire Department as well as other first responders would be involved in the production. Johnson says there are actors who are covered in fake blood and sometimes the Flight for Life Helicopter would respond to the scene. He says the reenactment would be deliberately dramatic to strengthen the message that driving distracted or impaired can have serious consequences, but those images are supported by real-life crash statics. Johnson says they would share the number of fatal or large injury accidents within the city as well as the county. He says anywhere from 10 to 25-percent of accidents within the city are alcohol related. He notes that the programs return has been hindered by the on-going pandemic.