Arrive Alive Tour stops at J-Town High School

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The National Four-Wheeled Tour made its way to Jeffersontown High School. The goal is to show students the potential consequences of distracted and impaired driving.

What do you want to know

  • Arrive Alive tour includes VR drunk driving and texting simulator
  • Distracted driving is the leading factor in most crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • The simulator offers 20 to 30 different scenarios

Arrives Alive Tour stops at J-Town High School. (Spectrum News 1/Erin Wilson)

“Of course I’m still pretty new to driving so of course there are other people playing on their phones and stuff but I try not to play on my phone and try to be careful “said Aubrie Kueber, senior at Jeffersontown High School.

Aubrie Keuber and her classmates at Jeffersontown High School got an inside look at distracted driving.

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety’s Arrive Alive tour features a virtual reality drunk driving and texting simulator.

“They put on these VR glasses, they get in the car, there’s sensors on everything and they drive it and there’s about 20 or 30 different scenarios that we can run them and basically that’s the game that you can’t win and that’s it,” said Casey Troyer, Unite’s Arrive Alive Tour Manager.

For many, the simulator was much harder than they thought.

“I had a truck coming in next to me and I didn’t pay attention because I had a phone on the left side of my ear and the truck was coming in on my left side so it was definitely harder to pay attention to the cars around me,” Kueber said.

Especially for those who have never driven.

“Don’t be on the phone because driving and trying to pay more attention to the road is a lot harder than talking on the phone to all your friends, they can wait,” said Nia Stikes, a senior at Jeffersontown High School. .

A tour that couldn’t wait for the students of J-Town High School, as they soon transition into college.

“It’s critical that students be exposed, knowing the responsibilities that may hit them in the fall on college campuses and what’s happening in their daily lives,” said Jarrad Durham, principal of Jeffersontown High School. “But it’s everyday life. It doesn’t wait for a special event. It’s something that affects every driver, every day.

An effort to ensure the safety of the driver and others on the road.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving is the leading factor in most crashes.

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