Hamilton student-drivers to learn about dangers of texting, driving

The AWARE-TXT Simulator will come to Hamilton High School Oct. 17 to educate students about the dangers of texting while driving.

Students will sit in an actual car that is suspended and monitored with sensors to simulate driving. Software renders a virtual field of vision and various road conditions. The simulation allows students to experience the dangers of texting while driving in a safe, controlled environment.

The text-driving simulation is sponsored by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Traffic Safety and Ford Driving Skills for Life. Hamilton is one of six communities selected to participate during National Teen Driver Safety Week.

PEER Awareness trained staff will be present during the simulator experience. PEER Awareness provides cutting-edge sensory technology to engage students in a unique and informative way to help them make better and healthier choices. For more information about the AWARE-TXT Simulator, please visit www.peerawareness.com.

Hamilton High School is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex.