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Hamilton High School Students To Take Part In Texting-While-Driving Simulation

Simulations to be held Wednesday at the school in the AWARE-TXT Simulator.

Hamilton High School students will be texting while driving Wednesday. 

No, not on the roads of Sussex, but in a simulator that will allow "students to experience the dangers of texting while driving in a safe, controlled environment," according to the district. 

Students will be able to participate in one of two simulations to be held during the school day on Wednesday. 

The AWARE-TXT Simulator consists of students sitting in an actual car that is wired with sensors that will feel like driving and equipped with software that produces a realistic field of vision and road conditions. 

The simulation is sponsored by Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Traffic Safety and Ford Driving Skills for Life. The high school is one of six selected to participate during National Teen Driver Safety Week.

Jen McFarland October 17, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Actually, I think this is a great idea! Thankfully Sussex is blessed with sidewalks, so I have less worry about my 12 year old and her friends walking all over creation, but a driver paying less attention to the road and more to a text message can obviously be lethal. Nothing wrong with scaring them straight!!!
Cheryl M Meunier October 18, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Well put my friend :)

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