University Relations // 08.18.2016
UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour® will visit Charleston Southern University on Wednesday, August 24. The program uses a high-tech simulator, impact video, and a number of other resources to educate the public about the dangers of texting while driving and intoxicated driving.
The simulator allows participants to experience the potential consequences of impaired
and distracted driving in a controlled environment.
One of the most commonly recognized driving distractions is cell phone use. About 89 percent of all Americans have a cell phone, according to CTIA – The Wireless Association. Drivers under 20 years old have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Their lack of driving experience can contribute to critical misjudgments if they become distracted. Not surprisingly, they text more than any other age group, and the number of young drivers who text is only increasing.
UNITE brings health and wellness programs to high schools, colleges, and communities across the nation. Its programs are designed to heighten awareness to the dangers and consequences of impaired and distracted driving. These events have a powerful impact on students to reinforce the subjects that schools and parents teach them daily.
Students are encouraged to experience the simulator. Demonstrations will be held between 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. on the grounds outside CSU's dining hall.
Charleston Southern is a liberal arts university and is one of South Carolinas largest accredited, independent universities, enrolling 3,600 students. Recognized as one of Americas Best Christian Colleges, the Universitys vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.