The Rich Hill High School Student Council hosted a DWT Simulation Education Program on Tuesday, March 21st. Students were put behind the wheel of a car and then while driving “virtually” were asked to perform a variety of tasks while driving. Some of the tasks included were posting to social media, taking a photo, reaching in the back seat for an item, and of course sending a text message. Many students told stories of the “virtual” accidents that took place while they were performing these tasks in the simulation. RHHS Student Council has hosted events for several years in the hopes of reducing accidents and distracted driving.
The organization that put on the simulation is called Peers Awareness “Their web page reported that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for American between the ages of 16 and 20, killing more than 5,000 people in this age group each year.” and that driver distraction is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents.