TKA Hosts UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour 2015 Featuring Virtual Reality Drunk Driving and Texting Simulator
The King’s Academy offered a drunk and distracted driving education program and simulator for its students on Friday, October 30th. UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour® program uses a high-tech simulator, impact video, and a number of other resources to educate the public about the dangers of drunk driving and texting while driving. The simulator allows participants to experience the potential consequences of drunk and distracted driving in a controlled environment.
One of the most commonly recognized driving distractions is cell phone use. About 89 percent 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 number of young drivers who text is only increasing.