Person texting while in driving simulator

Public invited to experience distracted driving simulator at GOCC – Monday, Mar. 27; event designed to show dangers of text messaging

Driver distraction is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents. One of the fastest growing and most problematic of driver distractions is text messaging. Accidents involving distracted driving are 100 percent preventable.

To help drive the message among students and the general public, the Glen Oaks Community College Campus Activity Board will host an Aware Txt/Distracted Driving Simulator on campus on Monday, Mar. 27 from noon to 6 p.m.

Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are encouraged to stop by and experience the Aware TXT simulator. Participants will learn the dangers of texting and driving and see consequences of their actions and how to make the right choices.

CEP, is a company that has taken on the challenge to warn of the dangers of texting. The firm is bringing its Aware TXT educational simulator experience to Glen Oaks to help shed light on the dangers of distracted driving. Teens and young adults alike will have an opportunity to experience distracted driving scenarios in a real car utilizing a simulator to help in the education process.
The Aware TXT simulator has visited over 2700 college campuses, high schools and community events since 2007. The program has been nominated for multiple program awards and was awarded Program of the Year in 2012 from Campus Activities Magazine.