Students Learn About Distracted Driving Through Simulator

By: Leah Kraus Email
By: Leah Kraus Email

Students at Wausau West High School learned about the consequences of texting while driving all thanks to a real life simulator on Thursday.

Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of teen deaths and injuries. Research shows that many crashes start with a distraction.

Students drove around in a golf cart while trying to navigate through plastic cones all while texting on their phones. They could also try out a simulator in a car while texting.

"Hopefully people will learn from this campaign," says Sgt. Carrie Johnson of the Department of Transportation, Division of State Patrol. "It's very important and hopefully it will save a life."

The Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Health teamed up with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Traffic Safety and State Farm to provide the teen traffic safety program throughout the state.

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