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Survey: Arrive Alive teaches students the dangers of distracted driving


Arrive Alive participants completed a survey before and after the test drive.

Results from a recent survey of students who participated in the Arrive Alive simulation reveals that every single participant thought the presentation was effective.

140 students participated in The Arrive Alive tour, which took place in Salish Hall on Nov. 15.

Each simulation participant took a pre-survey before hopping into a real car  connected to a digital monitor displaying a driving course. The participants then texted on their cell phone while attempting course completion, or struggled through a monitor display that mimicked drunk driving.

After they either crashed or completed the course, the participants completed the second part of the survey.

After experiencing the simulation, 97 percent of participants reported that they are less likely to ride in a vehicle with a driver who has been drinking. Ninety-seven  percent of participants also reported that they are less likely to ride in a vehicle with a driver who is distracted, indicating that they consider distracted driving equally as dangerous as drunk driving.

Ninety-three percent of participants reported that they changed their view on distracted driving, while 61 percent of survey participants indicated that they wanted to learn more information about the dangers and laws concerning drunk and distracted driving.

Read the full survey here