UNITE's Arrive Alive Tour 2011 Program to Educate on Dangers of Texting While Driving and Drunken Driving
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Texas A&M-Commerce is offering a distracted driving and drunken driving

education program for the students. The Arrive Alive Tour from UNITE will

visit Texas A&M-Commerce on October 19, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00

p.m. at the Morris Recreation Center 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 texting while driving. The simulator

allows students to experience in a controlled environment the potential

consequences of distracted or drunken 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 and the numbers of

young drivers who text is only increasing.

UNITE brings health and wellness programs to high school and college

campuses across the nation. Their programs are designed to heighten

awareness to the dangers and consequences of drunk driving and distracted

driving. Their follow-up programs have a powerful impact on students to

reinforce the subjects that schools and parents teach them daily.
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