This week students in Essex County, NY learned a valuable lesson about safe driving. The Arrive Alive Tour from Unite brought its virtual reality simulator out to teach Essex students about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, and distracted driving.
High school students in grades 10-12 from all over Essex County had the opportunity to try the simulator. They also took a pledge to drive S.A.F.E. (sober and free of electronics)!
The first day of the event was held at the Crown Point School bus garage on Monday. On Tuesday and Wednesday additional students visited the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport. The final stop of the tour was Thursday in Lake Placid. Over the course of these four days, the majority of Essex County schools and 10-12 grade students participated.
The Essex County Prevention Team organized the event with the help of the following businesses, individuals, and organizations:
StopDWI of Essex County NY
Angie MacAlpine of the Prevention Team
Essex County Sheriff’s Office
New York State Police Troop B
Kristy Sprague, Essex County District Attorney
The following also made donations to support the S.A.F.E. Photo Pledges for the students.
Christopher Chevrolet Buick
Century 21 Adirondacks
Bain’s Sunoco Inc.
The Country Florist & Gifts
Ticonderoga House of Pizza
The Hot Biscuit Diner
William G. Dolback of Ticonderoga
University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital
Tony’s Ticonderoga Sports
Barber-Cooke Agency LLC
The Garrison Gym
E Stockton Martin Agency Inc
Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union