South Milwaukee, Wis. (10/12/2012) - Texting can be more dangerous than alcohol to drivers, and government officials are starting to take notice. Laws are being passed in many states to ban texting while driving. Thanks to a partnership between Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, South Milwaukee High School and PEER Awareness, the dangers of texting while driving will be experienced in a safe, controlled environment.
What: Texting-driving awareness simulator comes to South Milwaukee High School
When: 9 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15. at South Milwaukee High School, 801 15th Ave., South Milwaukee
Students then experience the difficulty of texting while driving in a completely safe environment. This allows students to fully appreciate the dangers without risking their safety.
"Wisconsin is the fourth deadliest state in the country for teen driving crashes. This simulator is a great tool to show students just how dangerous texting while driving is," said Deena Liska, motor vehicle safety educator, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
For more information about PEER Awareness and its AWARE-TXT Simulator, visit www.peerawareness.com.
About Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is the region's only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. The hospital, with locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wis., is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. Children's Hospital provides primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. In 2010, Children's Hospital invested more than $105 million in the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. Children's Hospital achieves its mission in part through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website at chw.org.