PEERS Driving Simulator Gives Students A Failing Grade
At Keystone Central School in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania allowed student to get behind a wheel and experience the consequences first hand of driving distracted while texting. According to the article by Scott Johnson for Lockhaven.com, the students failed miserably with speeding, swearving off the road, into other lanes and even hitting pedestrians.
The students themselves found the experience in the PEERS Driving Simulator an experience they won’t forget and a lesson learned. The article also stated, the simulation came to the school via the district’s Saftey and Security Department, SADD Club and the county Department of Emergency Services. A local tent rental busines, Central PA provided a large tent outside the school for the event.
Quoted in the article are several students, here are two very good experiences that will change how they drive distracted.
“Siera Bathgate, 17, admitted she has texted while driving before … but won’t again after Tuesday’s simulation. “It’s bad and can cause many problems to you and to others,” she said.”
“I hit her! I hit a person!” Kierstan Kerstetter exclaimed while simulating driving while texting. The 16-year-old has her permit, but said she hasn’t texted while driving and never will.”
Take a look at the full story here on LockHaven.com