GAMBIER — Kenyon College is offering a drunk driving and distracted driving education program for students. The Arrive Alive Tour from UNITE will visit Kenyon College on the Ransom Lawn, on Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UNITE’s Arrive Alive program uses a high-tech simulator, impact video, and a number of other resources to educate students about the dangers of drunk driving and texting while driving. The simulator allows students to experience, in a controlled environment, the potential consequences of drunk and distracted driving.
One of the most commonly recognized driving distractions is cell phone use. About 89 percent of all Americans have a cell phone, according to CTIA — The Wireless Association. 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.
Published on September 6, 2012