9/28/16 – 5:14 A.M.
Some area high school students got a lesson on why drunk driving is such a bad idea Tuesday. The Courier reports members of Hancock Youth Leadership tried a drinking and driving simulator at Findlay Fire Station 4. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Cortez told the newspaper, “When they actually see it and experience it firsthand and how their driving is affected by alcohol, that tends to stick with people a little bit more.” Cortez is also the president of Safe Ride Home.
The simulator uses virtual reality goggles and sensors connected to a car’s steering wheel and pedals to mimic drunk driving. Several students tried their luck, and all of them ended up crashing. Cortez teenagers get the seriousness of the issue. He added one girl started crying when she hit a pedestrian in the simulator.
The simulator was part of Hancock Youth Leadership’s “health and human services” day.
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