The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is bringing its Distracted Driving (D2) simulator to Daviess County High School on Wednesday, March 21 at 9 a.m. CDT, as part of Buckle Up for Megan Lifesavers Week activities.  

The D 2 simulator gives real-life exposure to the dangers of distracted driving without putting teenagers at risk by mimicking and displaying the handling characteristics of a vehicle.  Drivers can receive and send phone calls and text messages while attempting to obey the rules of the road. 

WHO:        Kentucky Office of Highway Safety 

WHAT:        D 2 distracted driving awareness program 

WHEN:       Wednesday, March 21 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDT 

WHERE:    Daviess County High School, 4255 New Hartford Road, Owensboro

 WHY:          According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, using a cell phone while driving, whether hand-held or hands-free, delays driver reaction as much as a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

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