Kaskaskia College is offering a distracted and drunken
driving education program for students. The Arrive Alive Tour from UNITE will
visit Kaskaskia College (In Front of HB Building) on April 24, 2014, from 9:30
a.m. - 3:30 p.m. to coincide with the College’s Spring Picnic. If you have any questions or for more
information, please call Patrick DeGrasse at 888.436.3394.
UNITE’s Arrive Alive program uses a high-tech simulator,
impact video, and a number of other resources to educate students about the
dangers of drunken driving and texting while driving. The simulator allows
students to experience the potential consequences of drunken 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 school and
college campuses across the nation. Their programs are designed to heighten
awareness to the dangers and consequences of drunken and distracted driving.
Their follow-up programs have a powerful impact on students to reinforce the
subjects that schools and parents teach them daily.