Distractred Driver demonstration coming to Northwest campuses
Northwest Mississippi Community College will be offering a “Distracted Driver” demonstration at DeSoto Center on Monday, Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Senatobia campus on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center in Oxford on Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“Distracted Driver” is presented by Kramer Entertainment and consists of an hour-long presentation and two texting and driving simulators. The presentation will feature videos, pictures and speakers.
“As much as everyone is affected by drinking and driving, statistics show that five times as many accidents occur by distracted drivers, specifically those texting while driving,” said Liesl Davenport, Northwest intramural coordinator.
“If you are a teenager or have a teenage child, this demonstration is going to have a big impact,” said Davenport. “This is the only show of its kind and it is in its first year. We are fortunate to have it on all three campuses.”
Participants will receive a wristband after pledging to not text and drive.
The presentation is also being used as an alternative solution for Northwest students who have received a campus ticket, according to Davenport.
Everyone is invited to attend the demonstration.