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Unite's Arrive Alive Tour Stops at Heritage Park High School

The Unite's Arrive Alive Tour made a stop at Heritage Park High School to teach an important lesson on impaired driving.

Posted: Nov 10, 2021 7:21 PM
Updated: Nov 11, 2021 1:11 PM

Wednesday morning, Heritage Park High School students received a life saving lesson from behind the wheel.

"I really lost control of the wheel, I could not drive where I wanted to drive," says Lexus Nelson.

That uncontrollable feeling, is from a virtual reality impaired driving and texting simulator. Each student had the chance to sit in a fully-functioning car that does not move, but has sensors synced to the brakes, steering wheel, and headset. Through different scenarios, students were able to drive under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, and their phones.

"This has taught me that, I will never drive under the influence of anything, i wouldn't want anyone in my family to get hit in a crash," says Johanna Poyner.

As a part of the course, representatives presented citations to determine what they were under the influence of. "I got speeding, swerving, driving on the incorrect side of the road, and collision."

Unite's Arrive Alive Tour is ranked number one in the nation for impaired driving awareness. Heritage Park High School, is one of 39 Kentucky Schools chosen for the tour. 

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