The King’s Academy offered a drunk and distracted driving education program and simulator for its students on Friday, Oct. 30.
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 participants to experience the potential consequences of drunk and distracted driving in a controlled environment.
One of the most commonly recognized driving distractions is cell phone use. About 89 percent of all Americans have a cell phone.
Drivers under 20 years old have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Their lack of driving experience can contribute to critical misjudgments if they become distracted. Not surprisingly, they text more than any other age group, and the number of young drivers who text is only increasing.
The King’s Academy is a nationally recognized private Christian school serving approximately 1,300 students from preschool through 12th grade. For more info., visit www.tka.net.
ABOVE: TKA students take part in the Arrive Alive Tour.