South Plains College will host Arrive Alive Tour on Nov. 6

 

LEVELLAND – South Plains College will host the Arrive Alive Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday (Nov. 6) in front of the Student Services Building. 

Sponsored by UNITE, the Arrive Alive Tour program uses a high-tech simulator, impact video and a number of other resources to educate the public about the dangers of intoxicated driving. The simulator allows participants to experience the potential consequences of impaired driving in a controlled environment. 

Nearly one-third of all traffic deaths involve alcohol-impaired drivers. Every two minutes, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash. On Arrive Aliveaverage, two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime. In 2014, the highest percentage of drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes were between the ages of 21 to 24. Every day, people drive drunk more than 300,000 times. However, only about 3,200 of those people are arrested. 

UNITE brings health and wellness programs to high schools, colleges and communities across the nation. Its programs are designed to heighten awareness to the dangers and consequences of impaired driving. These events have a powerful impact on students to reinforce the subjects that schools and parents teach them daily. 

For more information, contact Todd Betzold at (888) 436-3394 ext. 6388.