Windsor students get hands on experience for impaired, distracted driving

While the simulations aren’t real, the lessons that come with them are.
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Published: Jun. 3, 2022 at 7:10 PM EDT
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WINDSOR (WBNG) -- On Friday, Windsor Central High School students got a hands on experience when it comes to dangers on the road.

In partnership with the ‘Save a Life Tour,’ students took part in two driving simulations; distracted and impaired.

“They’ll be able to drive with a delayed reaction in the impaired simulator and do anything they want to do in the simulator as long as they’re obeying the laws of the world,” said Save a Life Tour Road Manager Christopher Rich. “Then with the texting simulator, they have a cell phone that’s manufactured with the simulation itself and they’ll be able to coordinate with a phone and text and drive.”

While the simulations aren’t real, the lessons that come with them are.

“The hope is that they just take away the idea of being safe, of being more aware, of understanding that the choices that they make can potentially impact more than themselves and the domino effect that it can have on other people, other families, their own families and the community at large,” Said Windsor Assistant Principal Chris Klumpp.

For Windsor Central High School Junior Kimberly Wentzell, safety is her top priority.

“I’m hoping that everybody stays away from texting and driving and just distractions overall,” said Wentzell. “I think it would be a very big heartbreak if one of our classmates got into an accident and nobody wants to see that.”

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