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'Arrive Alive' rolls into Georgia Southern
Tour educates public about dangers of distracted, impaired driving
W dude in car
Steve Buckanowski, 20, of Savannah reacts as he participates in a drunk driving simulation under the watch of safety ambassador Meghan Yost as Georgia Southern students get a taste of the consequences of distracted driving and driving while intoxicated during Thursday's Arrive Alive Tour visit on campus. The university's Office of Alcohol and Other Drugs Program hosted the tour, run by Unite Corp, which travels across the country with their safety awareness programs and visits school campuses at every level of education.

Every 2 minutes, a person is injured in an accident that involves drinking and driving. And on average, two out of three people will be involved in a drunk driving accident in their lifetime. Every day, people drive intoxicated more than 200,000 times and only about 3,200 of them are arrested.

                In an effort to educate people about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving,  Georgia Southern University hosted Unite Corp's Arrive Alive Tour Thursday. The tour uses a high-tech simulator, impact video and a number of other resources. The event was hosted by the university's Office of Alcohol and Other Drugs Program.

The simulator allows participants to experience the potential consequences of distracted and impaired driving in a controlled environment.

 

        UNITE works to bring health and wellness programs to high schools, colleges and communities across the nation. For more information on the program, follow UNITE on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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