Students at Southwestern Illinois College students will learn Wednesday why the dangers of texting and driving are eight times more dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol.
A texting-while-driving simulator will be available to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the campus Quad.
College Activities brought the PEER Awareness AWARE-TXT simulator on campus to expose students and others to the dangers of texting while driving.
The technology allows users to sit in a real car and experience the dangers of texting and driving through a heads-up display. The simulator renders life-like road conditions while in a safe environment.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 618-235-2700, ext. 5561.