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The following article was posted on March 14th, 2017, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 18, Issue 2 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 18, Issue 2

Pioneer Valley students to learn lessons on distracted driving

By BRENNA SWANSTON

Pioneer Valley High School will host the Arrive Alive Tour on March 17, aiming to teach its students about the consequences of bad driving habits.

The presentation features videos of two driving simulators to re-create texting or drunk driving experiences, which according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), make car collisions exponentially more likely.

For example, texting while driving makes a driver 23 times more likely to crash, according to the NHTSA. On top of that, car crashes are the leading cause of death for people in the United States between the ages of 5 and 34.

“We hope this opportunity to educate our students about distracted and impaired driving help make them make sound and responsible decisions,” Pioneer Valley Principal Shanda Herrera said in a district press release.