Texting-Driving Awareness Simulator Comes To Carrollwood Day School

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CDS students and faculty will be introduced to the AWARE-TXT Simulator this Friday, September 28th. PEER Awareness, a health and wellness company will conduct this event and is bringing this program to CDS by the generosity of Catania & Catania, Attorneys At Law.

Bringing this program to CDS is made possible by the generosity of Catania & Catania, attorneys at law.

Texting can be more dangerous than alcohol to drivers, and government officials are starting to take notice. Laws are being passed in many states to ban texting while driving, and a large number of PSAs are being broadcast on internet and television. Thanks to a partnership between Carrollwood Day School and an organization called PEER Awareness, the dangers of texting while driving can now be experienced in a safe, controlled environment.

PEER Awareness, a health and wellness company based in Grand Rapids, MI, visits Carrollwood Day School September 28th. Students and faculty will be introduced to the AWARE-TXT Simulator from 9am until the end of the school day at the Bearss Avenue Campus. This technology allows students to sit in a real car that is suspended and monitored with sensors to simulate real driving. The software renders a virtual field of vision, visible on a heads-up display worn by the “driver.” This software also renders various road conditions, like rain and snow.

Students then experience the difficulty of texting while driving in a completely safe environment. This allows students to fully appreciate the dangers without risking their safety. The simulator is becoming a fast favorite among high school and college campuses around the country.

For more information on PEER Awareness and their AWARE-TXT Simulator, as well as other programs, visit their website at http://www.peerawareness.com.


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Shannon Gauthier
Carrollwood Day School Education, Inc
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