Newberry College students learn dangers of distracted driving | Transportation
NEWBERRY, SC (WIS) - Newberry College students will experience the dangers of distracted driving through an educational program on campus Saturday.
UNITE's Arrive Alive Tour stops at Fountain Circle, 2100 College Street, from 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Arrive Alive program uses a high-tech simulator, video, and other resources to educate students about the dangers of drunk driving and texting while driving. The simulator allows students to experience, in a controlled environment, the potential consequences of drunk and distracted driving.
One of the most commonly recognized driving distractions is cell phone use. About 89% of all Americans have a cell phone, according to CTIA – The Wireless Association.
Drivers under 20 years old have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Their lack of driving experience can contribute to critical misjudgments if they become distracted. Not surprisingly, they text more than any other age group and the numbers of young drivers who text is increasing.
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