WHITESBORO, TX ― Students at Whitesboro High School got a firsthand look at the dangers of driving impaired Friday. A company called ‘Peers’ sponsors a virtual reality driving program designed to show students the effects of drinking and driving.
The students got behind the wheel wearing "simulation goggles" and drove through a neighborhood with many obstacles in the way― including people.
Counselors say the students are amazed at how quickly they loose control of the vehicle and crash.
"You’re seeing a lot of them really coming to the realization of just how dangerous it is to be behind the wheel while drinking and driving, " Whitesboro High School intervention counselor Vince Sharp said.
Friday morning’s program was so successful more than 200 students pledged not to drink and drive.