EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSDISTRACTED DRIVING EDUCATION
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Distracted Driving Program Aims To Educate Students On Dangers Of Drinking, Texting Behind The Wheel
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Videographer: Bob Aaron
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Also Contributing: Kristin Keeling
Reported: Nov. 13, 2012 12:23 PM EST
Updated: Nov. 13, 2012 3:30 PM EST
Hurricane , Putnam County , West Virginia
Students at one Putnam County high school received a lesson Tuesday about how dangerous drunken driving and texting while driving can be.
As part of the Distracted Driving Program, hundreds of students at Hurricane High School had some hands on experience in a multimillion dollar texting and driving simulation, where they tried to drive while answering text messages. Students also participated in a mock drunken driving simulation.
Distracted driving kills and injures thousands of people every year in the United States. Organizers said this simulation is a vital way to help save these teens' lives.
"I hope that today when school is over, the number of kids that text and drive will diminish," Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards said. "It won't stop, I know it won't. But I hope it goes down."
Edwards raised about $3,000 from sponsors around Putnam County to suppor
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