Simulator teaches students risks of distracted, drunk driving

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Metropolitan Community College Maple Woods campus partnered with the community organization Drive by Example Thursday, and used a simulator to show students the real-life consequences of distracted and drunk driving.

"This is really the first partnership of its kind," Drive by Example Founder Doug Horn said. "We want these young drivers to practice being alert, buckled and cautious."

The simulator goes well beyond driving. It has students take a field sobriety test, get booked into jail, stand in front of a judge and sit in a job interview.

To kick off the partnership, MCC and Drive by Example are inviting students to try the simulator and learn more about safe driving practices. They are hosting an event Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maple Woods Student Center.

As part of the partnership, Drive by Example put up road signs on the Maple Woods campus, so students have a permanent reminder when leaving the college.

For more information on Drive by Example, visit

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