WILBERFORCE — Central State University is offering a distracted and drunken driving education program for students.
The university is hosting UNITE and it’s Arrive Alive Tour 2014 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 27.
UNITE brings health and wellness programs to high school and college campuses across the nation. Its programs are designed to heighten awareness to the dangers and consequences of drunken and distracted driving.
The Arrive Alive program uses a high-tech simulator, impact video, and a number of other resources to educate students about the dangers of drunken driving and texting while driving. The simulator allows students to experience the potential consequences of drunken and distracted driving in a controlled environment.
One of the most commonly recognized driving distractions is cell phone use. About 89 percent of all Americans have a cell phone, according to CTIA – The Wireless Association. Drivers under 20 years old have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The event will take place in the Student Union Center, 1400 Brush Row Road, Wilberforce.