Texting can be more dangerous than alcohol to drivers, and government officials are starting to take notice as laws are being passed in many states to ban texting while driving.
Sauk Valley Community College challenges its students and the community to find out how well they can text and drive Wednesday, April 11 from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
A simulator will be displayed in the SVCC east mall entrance for anyone wanting to see how well they think they can text and drive. The simulator will sit participants in a car and provide various messages to text as it navigates them through computer-simulated road conditions, like rain and snow.
As texting becomes the most problematic distraction while driving, SVCC wants to provide a safe, free opportunity for everyone to understand the dangers and consequences texting can do to drivers and to those around them.
For more information on the event, contact Ana Salgado, student activities coordinator, at 815-835-6432.