Arrive Alive Tour Teaches Dangers of Driving While Distracted
By Laurie Bettis
HISD Public Information
The Arrive Alive Tour came to Hempstead High School on March 7.
The purpose of the “tour” was to bring awareness to students about the dangers of drinking and driving as well as texting and driving.
The tour consisted of a 40 minute video presentation featuring three people under the age of 18 and their stories of survival after consuming alcohol and riding an all terrain vehicle, riding in a car with a driver under the influence and falling three stories onto a stone floor in a mall.
There was also a simulator set up on the back patio of the high school. The simulator gave students a virtual reality of what it may be like to be driving under the influence of alcohol or driving while texting.
The idea for the demonstration originated during a meeting of the Hempstead ISD’s School Health Advisory Council while several student organizations at the high school worked together to help sponsor the event. Among them are the student council, Beta Club, FFA, Skills USA, FCCLA, Drama Club, Spanish Club and the senior class of 2011.