Students see what it’s like to ‘drink and drive’

March 9, 2015 in Featured, News by patrick

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SAN ANTONIO — Local students got a chance to see what it is like to drink and drive and text and drive this week.

UNITE’s “Arrive Alive” Tour brought a virtual reality drunk driving and texting simulator to MacArthur High School. Students sat at the wheel while they were trying to text. They also got to ‘drive’ while a special set of glasses simulated drunk driving.

One senior says she thought texting was more distracting.

“I think it’s just as dangerous or maybe more dangerous than drinking and driving to be honest cause I feel like you could crash a whole lot easier since you’re not paying attention,” said senior Shannon Douglas. And a lot could happen in the two second span of what you’re typing.”

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says drivers under 20 years old have the highest proportion of distraction-related deadly crashes.