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.