WVA:  DUI Simulator to visit high schools across southern West Virginia  

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WVA:  DUI Simulator to visit high schools across southern West Virginia

News Release

WVABCA

October 28, 2018

Charleston, W.Va. –  The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (WVABCA) DUI Simulator Program will visit four area high schools across southern West Virginia the week of Oct. 30, 2018. The schedule is as follows:

  • Nicholas County High School on Monday, October 29
  • Richwood High School in Nicholas County on Tuesday, October 30
  • Independence High School in Raleigh County on Wednesday, October 31
  • Pikeview High School in Mercer County on Thursday, November 1

The DUI Simulator is traveling the state and visiting high schools, institutions of higher learning and other venues to educate our youth about the harmful effects of drinking and distractive driving. The program provides youth with the opportunity to experience various driving conditions, hazards and scenarios while safely using a simulation system. The program mimics the difficulties drivers will encounter at various blood alcohol content (BAC) levels.

WVABCA Commissioner Fred Wooton said, “By engaging our youth in this interactive manner we are better able to provide valuable tools to combat underage drinking and distractive driving.” The program also includes a classroom lecture and collects relevant statistical information to aid in prevention programming.

The DUI Simulator Program was unveiled to the public in November 2010, and since that time over 45,000 students have participated. The program is sponsored by State Farm ®, Governor’s Highway Safety Program and the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association.

The DUI Simulator Program places an emphasis on encouraging youth to make good decisions while behind the wheel and throughout life.

Contact: Gig Robinson

304.356.5506 – office

304-541.0788 – cell

Gary.L.Robinson@wv.gov