Texting While Driving Simulator Brought To Oconee County

Our texting while driving simulator was brought to Oconee County recently, as they tried to teach their community about the dangers of distracted and drunk driving. The event was a success and 101.7 FM WGOG wrote an article on the Arrive Alive Tour and the texting while driving simulator.

Arrive Alive Tour - Anderson-Oconee Behavorial Health - Texting while driving simulator

101.7 FM Article

Oconee Sheriff’s Office helped arrange the visit of a simulator vehicle to the campus of the Hamilton Career Center in Bountyland.  The simulator was an SUV that is connected to a computer, and it’s driven by students to simulate what a driver would experience while driving under the influence or either texting while driving.  According to Jimmy Watt, public information officer, the vehicle is not cranked but does simulate real driving as the steering wheel and the brakes do work.  To allow for the demonstration, the Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Oconee School District, the Anderson-Oconee Behavioral Health, the Oconee County Coalition, and the staff of Arrive Alive.

Source: 101.7 FM WGOG

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