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.