Simulator teaches Lakeside Lutheran students about risks of distracted, drunk driving

LAKE MILLS, Wis. — Students at Lakeside Lutheran High School learned about the importance of safe driving on Friday.

The Arrive Alive Tour, the country’s number one ranked drunk and distracted driving awareness effort, stopped by the school. Students experienced the real-life dangers of driving distracted, drunk or on drugs using a state-of-the-art simulator.

“We talk to our kids about safe driving all the time,” assistant principal Don Schultz said. “Now, we have a chance to actually have them feel it and to experience it, and it’s hopefully a memorable experience for them that they would carry into their future as they drive their cars around.”

The rate of fatal crashes is several times higher among teens, and distracted driving is responsible for a majority of those crashes.