MacArthur Hosts Arrive Alive Distracted Driving Program

MacArthur High School hosted the Arrive Alive Tour from UNITE Tuesday, March 3 as a way to teach students about the dangers of drinking and driving and texting and driving.

Nearly 150 seniors got behind the wheel of the distracted driving simulator that tested their ability to drive while “impaired” using special goggles.

“It was a lot harder than I thought,” said SequoiaRay Kolafa, senior at MacArthur. “It was really scary.”

Each student was tested on a computerized driving course and given a score card with results. Most of them received a “ticket” for speeding, swerving, driving on the wrong side of the road, and failing to stop. Some were “ticketed” for causing a collision or vehicular manslaughter.

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 students to experience the potential consequences of drunk and distracted driving in a controlled environment.”