Prevention program shows Whitesboro HS students dangers of driving impaired

By: firstnews@kxii.com
By: firstnews@kxii.com

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.


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