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South Carolina Teen Distracted Driving Simulator Tour

| October 17, 2019

Virtual reality program that allows participants to experience first-hand the hazards of manual, cognitive and visual distractions behind-the-wheel

During National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 20-26, the Southeastern Chapter National Safety Council (SCNSC) and State Farm are partnering to remind South Carolina teen drivers that distracted driving can be deadly. The SCNSC Distracted Driving Simulator and State Farm will visit five high schools to bring students a hands-on learning experience.

“Protecting and educating young drivers is a significant focus for State Farm,” said State Farm Vice President-Agency Becky Blevins. “Almost 60% of teen crashes are caused by distracted driving, and we want to end this epidemic in South Carolina. State Farm is proud to support the Safety Council and the Distracted Driving Simulator program, and we look forward to reaching teens across the state during this event.”

The SCNSC Distracted Driving Simulator is a virtual reality program that allows participants to experience first-hand the hazards of manual, cognitive and visual distractions behind-the-wheel. During the tour, high school students will have the opportunity to use the Simulator along with other outdoor traffic safety activities, like the Fatal Vision golf cart course which simulates impaired driving. The tour kicks off at Dutch Fork High School, the first high school in South Carolina to implement SCNSC’s Alive at 25 teen defensive driving course in 2007.

“State Farm has played an instrumental role in supporting traffic safety education programs in our state,” said Todd Buehrig, Executive Director, SCNSC. “Not only has their generosity helped fund and launch innovative programs like the Distracted Driving Simulator and the Alive at 25 program, State Farm agents and leadership also volunteer their time throughout the year to educate our youth. We are profoundly grateful for their active involvement and support.”

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