DUI/texting while driving simulator demonstrated in Oconee County
Oconee Sheriff’s Office helped arrange the visit of a simulator vehicle to the campus of the Hamilton Career Center in Bountyland. The simulator was an SUV that is connected to a computer, and it’s driven by students to simulate what a driver would experience while driving under the influence or either texting while driving. According to Jimmy Watt, public information officer, the vehicle is not cranked but does simulate real driving as the steering wheel and the brakes do work. To allow for the demonstration, the Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Oconee School District, the Anderson-Oconee Behavioral Health, the Oconee County Coalition, and the staff of Arrive Alive.