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Wausau students learn about distracted driving in augmented reality simulator

WAUSAU – Distracted driving kills hundreds in Wisconsin every year even with specific laws in the Badger State against texting behind the wheel. Tuesday, students at Wausau East High School used an augmented reality simulator to experience the dangers of distracted driving first-hand. “A lot can go wrong really quickly [be]cause the simulator took maybe at most […]

Wausau East High School students experience distracted driving simulator

WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW)– Students at Wausau East High School had the opportunity to experience a distracted driving simulator on Tuesday. This was made possible through the PEERS Foundation which is a nationwide health and wellness foundation that along with State Farm are visiting schools across the country bring along the Augmented Reality Distracted Driving Education […]

General Motors Continues Partnership with PEERS Foundation

 Distracted Driving Prevention Program will travel to 86 Michigan, Ohio & Indiana High Schools Grand Rapids, Michigan – The number of fatalities in distraction-affected crashes fell by 12.4 percent from 3,242 in 2017 to 2,841 in 2018 according to a report released in October 2019 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “We’re incredibly excited […]

Teens learn reality of distracted driving

DULUTH, MN– Virtual reality hit home the dangers of distracted driving Thursday for a group of Duluth high school students. The P.E.E.R.S. Foundation is a non-profit. They go from school to school across the country, using a simulator to show how dangerous texting and driving can be. They also showed students a gut-wrenching PSA. “We […]

Simulator Teaches Students About Distracted Driving

A group of Brighton High School students got to experience what it’s like to be distracted while they are driving in a simulated driving program held Tuesday and sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance. The program took place in the school’s auxiliary gym. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration defines distracted driving as “any activity […]

Students learn dangers of distracted driving

A red Chevy Spark sitting inside Elizabethtown High School had some students doing a double take Wednesday while walking down a hallway. It also allowed some of those students the opportunity to participate in an Augmented Reality Distracted Driving Education Simulator. Presenting the simulator at the school was the PEERS Foundation. The Grand Rapids, Michigan, […]