Distracted Driving Simulator Coming to DCHS
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.