WATERLOO — DeKalb Excessive College juniors skilled the potential results of consuming and driving and texting and driving when the Worldwide Save A Life Tour visited the varsity Friday.
The protected driving program included hands-on texting and impaired driving digital actuality driving simulators, with the scholars behind the wheel.
“All of it begins with a alternative,” Hunter Miles of the Save A Life Tour instructed a gaggle of scholars.
He reminded college students that an individual has a alternative of getting behind the wheel after consuming or calling for a delegated driver. An individual additionally has the selection of whether or not to be distracted whereas driving. To keep away from distractions, drivers can maintain cell telephones out of sight, of have them on modes that stop them from receiving checks or answering whereas driving.
Different distractions whereas driving embrace excessively loud music, socializing and trying to find instructions on digital gadgets, he added.
Immediately, there are too many sources to have excuses for drunken driving and distracted driving, Miles stated.
Katie Witte’s expertise behind the wheel of the impaired driving simulator resulted in her crashing.
“It was very wonky,” she stated of her driving expertise. “I used to be gripping the wheel.”
Witte stated the train impressed on her the significance of not driving whereas impaired.
Kayden Wisehart stated her expertise within the driving simulator confirmed her the significance of listening to the street.
The Save A Life Tour describes itself as “a complete excessive impression protected driving consciousness program that informs, educates, and demonstrates the possibly lethal penalties ensuing from poor selections and selections made by the operator of a motorcar.”
This system particularly locations emphasis on distracted driving, impaired driving, driver expertise, improper driver habits and seat belt use.