South Dakota students learn consequences of distracted driving
Students at Mount Marty College are learning about the consequences of impaired or distracted driving through virtual driver interactive simulators.
The Yankton Press and Dakotan reports that a grant from the Office of Highway Safety allowed Mount Marty College to shave off 75 percent of the cost to have the simulators delivered and operated on campus for five weekdays.
The last day will be Tuesday.
Dozens of students gathered around the two simulators in the Roncalli Center last Thursday to put them to use or to watch a friend.
Student affairs administrative assistant Laura Crosley says it's been interesting to watch students' reactions. She says people behind the drivers are telling them to speed up or turn left or right, which is similar to having a carload of friends.